Sunday, January 22, 2012
Book review: Everything Romance
"A Celebration of Love for Couples"
Compiled by Todd Hafer and Rebecca Currington
"Ready to create romantic memories? If you're looking for new and unique ways to celebrate love, captivate the heart of your true love, or simply enjoy each other's company, Everything Romance offers all of this and much more."
This quote from the back cover is a bit of an exaggeration, in my opinion, but I have to admit that this book had more variety in it than I was expecting. There is a great selection of quotes and Scriptures about love, fun facts and trivia, short stories, poetry, a few "date night" ideas, some recipes (not really romantic as such, but they have creative titles), and so on. It made for a fun read, just picking it up here and there when I had a minute.
My favorite part of the book is a full two-page alphabetical listing of nicknames/terms of endearment to use for your spouse. Joe and I read through it together, and had a good chuckle over some of the names that were included. For some reason we can't quite imagine calling each other Bubbls," "Cool Breeze,", "Fluffy," "Wookums," or "Tadwinks." ;)
I noticed nothing offensive or shocking in the book, and it would be fine to leave on a shelf where anyone of any age could read it. I was also glad to see a very comprehensive, well-organized index in the back of the book, making it easy to find each of the selections included.
I'm doubtful this is a book I'll be keeping on my shelf, but it could be a fun addition to a honeymoon basket, or as reading material on an anniversary trip. As an additional plus, It's well-designed and pleasant to look through.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group in exchange this honest review.