Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Valentine's Day

So, as we wrap up our secular celebration for a saint (hey, Catholics are good for something, as I tell my protestant friends), here are a few of my favorite romance books/ movies/ CDs. Yeah, they're late, but you can bookmark this entry for next year. ;-)


--Anything by Richard Paul Evans
-- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
-- Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
-- Pride and Prejudice , by the wonderful Jane, of course. For the more 'adult' minded, try her Persuasion the last novel published in her lifetime, which features a wonderful heroine in Anne Elliot. Do read it.
-- Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis--about the good and bad kinds of relationships
-- A Room Wirth a View by E.M. Forester
-- First Comes Love by Scott Hahn, for the theologically minded
--Love and Responsibility by JP II (again, for the theologically minded)
-- The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

DVDs :

--Shakespeare In Love
--Sense and Sensibility
--The BEST Pride and Prejudice--the BBC mammoth version with Jennifer Ehle and a delectable Colin Firth. Mmm, wet shirt scene!
--Breakfast at Tiffany's
--Gone With The Wind
--Braveheart (yes, it's romantic! Come on!)
--As Good As It Gets
--Sleepless In Seattle
--When Harry Met Sally
--Love Actually
--Finding Neverland
--Bridget Jones's Diary
--Just Like Heaven
--Notting Hill
--The Wedding Planner
--Ever After (woohoo Tiff and Milia :) )
--Mansfield Park
--The Notebook (what a weeper)
--Phantom of the Opera (2004 version--mmmm Patrick...)
--Anne of Avonlea
--Shadowlands (another weeper)
--Victoria and Albert (BBC miniseries)

--Rachmanioff for Romance (compliation album..try Barnes and Noble)
--Phantom of the Opera--highlights
--The Secret Garden--"How Could I ever Know?"
--Love Actually soundtrack
--Celine Dion All The Way (esp. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face")
--Rachel York, "Let's Fall In Love"
--Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack
--"Le Nozze di Figaro"--Mozart
--The Ultimate Puccini album--all great Opera romance numbers!
--Norah Jones "Come Away With Me"
--Sarah McLachlin, "Surfacing" (some tracks)

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