In searching for words for 20 Relationship Words That Don't Exist In English, I came across a short story that struck me with its simple beauty. Published in the Susquehanna Review, "Twelve Words That Don't Exist In English" is a nonfiction piece that deals with author Jessica Weber's first love.
When I was younger, I walked around with my nose constantly in a book. Since attending college, I read for pleasure far less. That said, I still love to spend a day curled up on my couch with a book - although lately, that book is on my iPad.
I love to read because I love the stories, whether they're about a teenager in England or a dying adult in Texas. I read all genres. Still, one of my favorite parts of any book is the romance that sometimes develops between the pages.
I don't know if I have a favorite. I do love the one revealed in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which I won't reveal since I don't want to ruin the book for anyone who hasn't read it. But there's just so many from which to pick and choose.
Especially because love stories enter our lives from all corners. They come from books, from movies, from TV shows, and even from real life. Still, my favorite types of love stories are books, because they allow you to enter each characters' mind in a way that other media won't always allow. Although, the real-life stories are also absolutely adorable.
What's your favorite love story - in a book or in real life?