All this lovey-dovey paraphernalia can get a bit much, right?
For couples: The pressure for love-gestures and gifts feels forced and you are surrounded by a conspiracy to conform by rom-coms and retailers.
For singles: whether you would prefer to be in a couple or not, you simply can’t seem to avoid the world around you coupling up like its Noah’s Ark.
Here at the library, we prefer to take the opportunity to encourage you toward Library Lovers Day instead. There's even a 200-word flash fiction story competition. Or, why not share with us why you love your library and the benefits the library has brought to your life! Support our State Government advocacy campaign Libraries Change Lives and share your story here.
But if you are looking for some reading to take your mind off love and romance we have the perfect Anti-Valentines book list for you. Why not lose yourself on 14 February with one of these titles and reject the Valentines over-amorousness and sickly sweet puns!
From cooking for one and embracing being single to stories that focus on friendship or self improvement.
Don't get sucked into the void of unrealistic and ultimately one-off romantic fantasies. Lose yourself in one of these and remind yourself to enjoy and appreciate what you have.