In 2006, I clipped a page from the Arts & Books section of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It listed the Pulitzer Prize fiction winners from 1918 through 2005.
Some I had read, but at that moment I decided I would make it a goal (which I still pursue today) to read them all.
Today is Valentine’s Day. This year it falls on Wednesday, a regular work day for most people, and so I’ve been separated from my Valentine since waking this morning. I pulled out my list to find a romantic read. I chose the 1921 winner, The Age Of Innocence by Edith Wharton, set in Gilded Age NYC – I love historical reads. Descriptions of the novel say it is complete with romantic scandal, unforgettable characters, and compelling observations on marriage. At the heart of the story are three people whose entangled lives are deeply affected by the tyrannical and rigid requirements of high society.
I immediately went to Amazon and bought a copy and began reading. A few hours into it, I decided I had made an excellent choice, deeming this an unforgettable love story.
Prince Charming will be home soon so I regretfully put my Kindle aside to prepare a steak dinner and look through Netflix and Hulu for a fun, romantic movie to watch while we cuddle on the couch as couples should do on Valentine’s Day.
How did you spend your day? Do you have special plans with your Valentine tonight?