Bookish Valentines for Your Literary Love

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

I have been trawling Etsy for the best bookish Valentines cards to share with your favourite reader (or readers — no judgement here at the Riot). Without further ado, here are my favourites.

How about some words of love and loyalty from Winnie-the-Pooh:

winnie the pooh valentine

A declaration of devotion, Lord of the Rings-style:

mordor valentine

Soulmate sentiments from Emily Bronte:

bronte valentine

I don’t think I’m contractually permitted to make a Book Riot V-Day post that doesn’t mention Mr. Darcy’s proposal:

mr darcy valentine

Here’s one if your love is a person of few words and a fan of Game of Thrones:

hodor card cropped

A little Victor Hugo for your eternal love:

hugo valentine

And finally, the master himself, Mr. Shakespeare:

shakespeare valentine

Happy Valentine’s, y’all!


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