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2024 Valentine Hunt

It’s February 14th, and the Valentine’s Day Hunt has returned!

We've scattered a collection of hearts around the site. You’ll solve the clues below to find the hearts and gather them all together.

  • Decipher the clues below and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a heart. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there's a heart on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have a little more than two weeks to find all the hearts (until 11:59pm EST, Thursday February 29th).
  • Come brag about your collection of hearts (and get hints) on Talk.

Win Prizes

  • Any member who finds at least two hearts will be awarded a heart badge. Badge: ().
  • Members who find all 14 hearts will be entered into a drawing for some LibraryThing (or TinyCat) swag. We‘ll announce winners at the end of the hunt.


P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the cardinal illustration!

ConceptDawg has made all of our treasure hunt graphics in the last couple of years. We like them, and hope you do, too!

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Heart 1

These poems of love will live forever,

Nimbly worded and beautifully clever,

In number: one hundred fifty-four,

Each one as powerful as the one before. (Abigail)

Heart 2

This goddess of love far exceeds

All others in beauty, and in grace.

Borne about by two feline steeds,

Falcon-feathered cloak about her face. (Abigail)

Heart 3

In sunny California, land of stars,

Readers travel from both near and far,

To this bookstore filled with stories of love and lust,

As romance fans consider this stop a must. (Kate)

Heart 4

A box of journals, a cross-country drive,

This musician’s daughter might soon arrive,

Through secret ways at true love’s door,

A place where she’s not been before.

You too can come and seek your chance,

And try to win this ER romance. (Abigail)

Heart 5

Asleep all winter in their snowy lair,

This ursine couple are very much aware,

That Valentine’s Day must pass them by,

Until the year when one decides to try,

Setting alarms and making a favored treat—

A sweet indulgence for her special sweet. (Abigail)

Heart 6

Though she counts them in one famous phrase,

She loved her husband in countless ways,

Her sonnets not of far-off Lusitania,

But written at home in her native Britannia. (Abigail)

Heart 7

Some give flowers, and some give cards,

Some send love poems writ by bards,

But as many wise young lovers can attest,

This delicious sweet is oft-times best. (Abigail)

Heart 8

Eight siblings find true love and bliss,

In a romance series that more lately is,

On Netflix as a television adaptation,

A popular, and much-watched sensation. (Abigail)

Heart 9

A story spanning twenty years,

Of friends turned lovers sharing dreams and fears,

Visited once a year on 15th of July,

We see them fall in love and, sadly, say goodbye. (Kate)

Heart 10

Sandy beaches and majestic mountains tall,

Lush green forests and gorgeous waterfalls,

A lover’s retreat, a veritable paradise location,

This island state is a honeymooner’s destination. (Abigail)

Heart 11

In Dewey’s table there should be a page,

For this day—the subject of our hunt.

You can find it in the seventh stage,

Or by searching the site up front. (Abigail)

Heart 12

One hundred tales set in as many nations,

Love stories all, and all sensations—

On this one page they can all be seen,

A distinction awarded back in 2019. (Abigail)

Heart 13

He was a poet from a tender age,

And active on the political stage,

His poems of love, and of despair,

Sometimes seem more like a prayer. (Abigail & Kate)

Heart 14

These members like to congregate,

For bookish chat, and to create,

A space for romance fans upon our site,

Where like-minded readers can unite. (Abigail)