For those of us who grew up on fairy tales and stories, we all know that epic, sweeping romances featuring swoon-worthy heroes and heroines have long lived on in the pages of books. From star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, to the short-lived love of Hazel and Augustus, to the enduring romance of Allie and Noah, the shelves are filled with books of true love that lasts. You need only choose which one you want to relive.
This Valentine’s Day, discover love anew through the pages of a book at National Book Store. Take the quiz below to find out which story houses your ideal man/woman and read on to find out how you can #DateABookatNBS and bring home your favorite love story:
1. Describe how you fall in love:
A. With a love that defies odds
B. With yourself changed for the better
C. With a love that never fades and lives on long after the memories have faded
D. Through space and time
A. Star gazing through the infinite galaxy
B. Getting to know each other after school
C. Swimming in a lake
D. “Time-traveling” through memory lane
3. Which trait is most important in your ideal mate?
C. Love for family
4. Which would be a deal breaker for you?
A. Family issues
5. Where would you want to live with your soulmate?
A. In a galaxy far, far away
B. In a cozy hideaway that only you guys have access to
C. In a home that you built together
D. In the past
6. Which physical feature do you find sexiest?
A. Soulful eyes
B. A cocky smile
C. Strong, capable hands
D. A quirky face
7. Which pet would your ideal mate have?
A. My ideal mate doesn’t have pets
B. A cat
C. A dog
D. A horse
8. Which meal would you share with your ideal date?
C. Fried chicken and biscuits
D. Tea and crumpets
9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex is their:
A. Quiet strength
B. Quirky sense of humor
10. Which love song describes your ideal love situation the best?
A. “All of the Stars,” by Ed Sheeran
B. “Across The Universe,” by The Beatles
C. “I’ll Be Seeing You,” by Billie Holiday
D. “Defying Gravity,” from the Wicked soundtrack
Cyra/Akos – “Carve The Mark”
Love that is forged in adversity and challenges often come out the strongest and most everlasting of all love. Your ideal mate is strong, brave, bold, and will conquer everything to make sure you stay together. Pick up “Carve The Mark” if you’re looking for an adventure on the way to falling in love.
Liberty/Jack – “Holding Up The Universe”
Your ideal mate is quirky, sensitive, and accepts you for everything that you are and is willing to spend time with you. If you’re looking for a rich love story that is not measured in time but in the depth of its feeling, pick up “Holding Up The Universe” for your Valentine’s Day read.”
Allie/Noah – “The Notebook”
True love knows no time, distance, or obstacles. Even though your path to true love may not be clear at the moment, your ideal mate will do anything and everything to get to you so you can build a home, a family, and an enduring love that will remain long after the memories have faded, like Allie and Noah in “The Notebook.”
Andrea/Isaac – “Love & Gravity”
The best kind of love comes from unexpected places, when you’re not looking for it. Your ideal mate could be right around the corner, or right under your unsuspecting nose. Keep your heart open, strip away the prejudices of cynicism and prepare to be delightfully surprised, just like Andrea in “Love & Gravity.”
#DateABookatNBS and bring home your favorite love story
Want to lose yourself in the pages of a romantic tale? Post a photo of your ideal date with a book on Instagram, tell us which literary character is your perfect guy/gal, tag @nbsalert and @inquirersuper with #DateABookatNBS and #LiveSuper and get the chance to choose which of the love stories above will be yours courtesy of National Book Store. Four winners will be picked by National Book Store representatives and prizes will be mailed accordingly.