Ten Best Non-Romantic Love Stories

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and although I’m not really an anti-valentine, I’m not exactly it’s biggest fan either. Even GeekBoy is a bigger romantic than me, and he’s a mathematician for crying out loud! 😉

I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday Valentine’s-themed freebie to bring you ten of my favourite non-romantic loves in books (in no particular order).

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1. Cinder and Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

A girl and her android; I love their relationship and I love how they care for one another. Iko, incidentally, rivals any boy-crazy teenager on this planet! Continue reading “Ten Best Non-Romantic Love Stories”

Valentine’s Day in Hospital, One Year Ago

Last year’s Vascular Surgery rotation gave rise to a lot of horror stories and concurrent lessons in medicine for me. I will never forget that week. It was my last week of taking PEP, so I was feeling gross already. The last Friday of the rotation was Valentine’s Day and by then, we were a miserable bunch of students (our superiors were miserable all week long).

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The Anti-Valentine #3

It’s STI/Condom awareness week in South Africa! I find it mildly amusing that this takes place during Valentine’s Week – whether that was intended as a buzz-kill is debatable. 

Happy Valentine’s Day to you, if you support it.

I remember many soppy and not-so-soppy Valentine’s Days in my past. There were the times I nervously awaited the day, wishing for a secret note. There were the times that the secret note didn’t come from the boy that I wanted. There were the wishes for a first kiss when I was twelve.

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