101 Nights of Grrreat Romance, TBP #42

“101 Nights of Grrreat Romance.”

Because, you know, I’m all about romance.

So, Laura Corn’s “choose your adventure” book for romantic ways to pursue your spouse was just too fun to pass up.

First tear out page: “Introduction.” (Basically, how-this-book-works.) Cherish him, surprise him… and delight in his surprises, too.

Be a willing participant. Enjoy spontaneity. But also schedule time to be romantic! In a survey of what men and women look for in romance, men listed “having a [spouse] who is spontaneous or who surprises me” as number seven.


Sealed tear out pages. We mainly followed the symbols at the bottom of the page as to whether we chose to tear it out or not. Symbols such as a snowflake mean you need cold weather and a car means you’re going somewhere… and a babysitter may be needed. One $ symbol means 10 to 25 dollars all the way up to a $ symbol inside a star which means over a hundred dollars. No $ sign means free or under ten dollars.

Corn designed the book to accomplish four things:

  • “It makes your relationship a priority.
  • It creates a commitment to romance.
  • It creates private, intimate time together.
  • It renews your sense of romantic excitement.”

The book was super fun. For a while. Somewhere along the way, it turned into a competition. ugh. Not so fun.

So, we shelved it for a season. To give us some time to mature. 😉

That was 17 romantic dates and about a dozen years ago. Hm, it might be time to brush off the dust and start planning some wildly romantic dates again.

Rating: 2 stars.



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