When I choose a book to read, I typically gravitate toward thrillers, comedies, and memoirs. Often, I find myself being sucked into the main characters lives and am eager to learn more about them. It is rare that I choose a romantic book. But, one that touched me was the story of Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock.
Griffin and Sabine is not a typical book, it’s an epistolary novel. What’s that you ask? It’s a novel written as a series of documents. Griffin and Sabine’s love story is told through removable letters and postcards that they’ve exchanged.
I love the unique way the story unfolded. Nearly every page enables you to open a small envelope and pull out one of their letters. The other pages have images of postcards printed on them. It’s a beautiful way to read a love story. If I ever found love notes between my grandparents or great-grandparents I would certainly turn them into a book similar to this.
Have you read any romantic books lately?
This post was written as part of BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo February 2013 challenge. Today’s prompt was “What is the most romantic book you’ve ever read?” Sign ups to participate in this month’s Blog Roll have closed. You can still check out the participating bloggers and the daily prompts. Daily writing prompts can often become a great source of inspiration and encourage you to write about things you haven’t previously explored.