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10 April 2006 @ 09:33 am
Noel is away now until Wednesday night for work, and I wish I had you here to keep me company in this house.

Please recommend:
x. movies to rent
x. books to read (ones that take you away to other worlds, that get into your mind & heart)

It's so cold at night lately and our heater doesn't work, so I've been curling up with the electric blanket in our bed & writing & reading & things. I have candles but I miss my faerie lights, maybe I should take advantage of the fact that Noel's not here to redecorate. haha.

I hate that the time difference here means that the people I want to talk to the most, are asleep when I am not.
Riedameelysia on April 10th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
Brigid Lowry! She's like Francesca Lia Block without the anorexia or drug abuse...

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 10th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
ooh, i am looking on amazon for her books now :)
(no subject) - dameelysia on April 10th, 2006 12:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
Aubreystormvibrations on April 10th, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
I have a hard time talking to most people I want to talk to because I go to bed so early! So I definitely feel your pain.
Glitterrose: spikyglitterrose on April 10th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Put your fairylights up! tmpe5t had to get used to it when I first insisted on them eleven years ago. He's never bothered arguing since, and is quite the fan of all things sparkly now ; D xxx
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 10th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
ee yay, well done :D I think I will have to try that :D
Crystalcrystalina on April 10th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
I'm all about anything by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables or The Blue Castle being my top recommendations). I'm not much into fantasy, though, so those are the kinds of books that take me away.

Movies...Elizabethtown!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, if you haven't seen it, Almost Famous to go with it. For a tear-jerker (which I watched once while Josh was away), I say My Life Without Me. Ten Things I Hate About You and Mean Girls are always good teen flicks that actually have some substance.
In my dreams you walk dripping from a sea-journeyyourghosts on April 10th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
i second the anne series. yes, yes yes.

and almost famous, what a lovely film.

books: anything (mostly) by alice hoffman. my favorites being: the probable future, about three generations of females in a family, and their uncommon gifts they have, inside of them. and also, Green Angel, by her as well, which is in young adult, is sad and beautiful and hopeful after tragedy.

also, films: see the secret of roan inish. i think millie might like it, too. its such a lovely faerytale.
(no subject) - kisstheviolets on April 10th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - kisstheviolets on April 10th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
samantha: emilie > violin faeryrazorwireshrine on April 10th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
movies that i ♥ = thirteen ; prozac nation ; moulin rouge ; ginger snaps ; lolita ['97 version!] ; amelie ; girl, interrupted ; a little princess ; breakfast at tiffany's ; the hole ; the ring ; love actually ; the virgin suicides ; eternal sunshine of the spotless mind ; lost in translation
i have quite random taste, but i adore these&highly recommend them if you haven't seen them :]
oh, &i haven't seen it yet myself, but i'm after broken flowers as someone recommended it to me. maybe you'd like it too =]
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 10th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
I have seen some of those, but I think I would probably like the others, too; we seem to have similar taste in movies (as well as music, lol)
Fionariphertoshreds on April 10th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
prophetess666prophetess666 on April 10th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
hmmm, I think my ultimate favorite comfort book is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Or if you haven't read Wicked, I highly recommend that as well.

As far as movies are concerned, I like Finding Neverland, Jerry MaGuire, Hotel Rwanda, Syriana, Munich, and Walk the Line. Hahaha, we can tell what Oscar movies I've watched recently huh.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
oh, i love Little Women, that used to be one of my favourite books. And Wicked! I just read that this year, isn't it great? Do you listen to Hannah Fury at all? Some of her songs are based on that book.
pouring: beachside pearlspouring on April 10th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
classics to rent: any audrey hepburn films (breakfast at tiffany's, sabrina, roman holiday, etc.) and casablanca (with ingrid bergman/ humphrey bogart) if you want something softer, maybe romantic. rear window (with grace kelly/ james stewart) and bonnie & clyde (with faye dunaway/ warren beatty) if you can handle the mystery and/or violence, but very classic with great film history.

more recent films to rent: pride & prejudice (the newer one w/keira knightley - i think it's so cute!), wallace & grommit (very cute, also good one to keep to watch with the kids), walk the line, memoirs of the geisha (though it leaves out a lot of the book), grey's anatomy season 1 dvds (my current TV obsession), brokeback mountain (i'm waiting to see that one, but everyone says it's wonderful), the constant gardner (also another one i have yet to see, but my friend raves about it).

books?: i haven't read anything "deep" lately, simply because i can't commit to the time it takes (i'm one of those people, when reading a good book, gets into it and can't stop reading), but some of the books i love (both deep & lighthearted) are the awakening by kate chopin, east of eden by john steinbeck, any of the books from the shopaholic series by sophia kinsella and the da vinci code by dan brown.

let me know what you end up deciding on!
pouring: flower & vinespouring on April 10th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
p.s. totally forgot to add more contemporary classics like sixteen candles, the breakfast club, pretty in pink, ferris bueller's day off, edward scissorhands. also highly recommend benny & joon (with johnny depp) -- very, very cute. ahh, too many to say really. (i'm a movie rent-a-holic.)
(no subject) - kisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
keeping the stars apartnonsensical_fae on April 10th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
just finished the book thief by marcus zusak - he's australian. and the story is narrated by death, set in WWII in germany about a young girl named liesel who loves reading and steals books as well as a bunch of other characters important in her life.

amazing amazing book.
    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
it sounds fabulous, I will look for it!
seaside space oddity: Katrina Van Tassel || dropping the maskseasidestarlet on April 10th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
indigo & aquamarine by alice hoffman. they're young adult, but they are so beautiful. mermaids & fish-boys & so much magick inside of them. & i also second the green angel recommendation.

as for things to watch? well, i've been viewing loads of x-men: evolution cartoons on dvd lately, but i suggest the legend of 1900, sleepy hollow & edward scissorhands.
    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
oh! they sound heavenly, and the type of books I would love.
thankyou ♥
Foul mouthed and fragiletheresnorain on April 10th, 2006 06:34 am (UTC)
I just re-read boy meets boy bydavid lethian today and I love that. It's teenagerish and silly but I just like how he describes the world his characters live in.
    scarlet's walk: like a good bookkisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
ooh, i will check that one out! thanks hon :)
love graffiti dancing in the streetsurban_ballerina on April 10th, 2006 07:21 am (UTC)
you have enough suggestions for a year, and most of these i would recommend anyway. i just wanted to say i know what its like to be all alone. i hate guys that go off overseas for work (or sport also, in my case). I might memory this because I possibly need some suggestions, although as if I havent enough to do with uni!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
we need to have sleepovers & girly nights when our boys go off on trips!
Absolutely Cuckoodirtypetticoats on April 10th, 2006 10:06 am (UTC)
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides is a wonderful book that lifted me out from my world and plonked me down in another one. I loved it:
a is for the ache in achilles: pas de principlesturnedoffneon on April 10th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
admittedly teen movies, but, clueless, 10 things i hate about you & molly ringwald movies... because they're pretty great 'fluff' films.

books: cloud atlas
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on April 10th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC)

Maybe I should take advantage of the fact that Noel's not here to redecorate.

*grins* Haha, absolutely! You should do the whole house in fairy lights and pretty paint colours and take a photo of his face when he comes home. :D

Love you (am listening to the Sydney boot right now and grinning my head off remembering how wonderful it was! :)) xx
    scarlet's walk: tori love (that girl)kisstheviolets on April 11th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
I think it would be Ben's face I would need to get a photo of if I did that! (you should have seen his expression the day after I spilled glitter in the hallway....)

I have been listening to the Sydney show a lot lately too, eee I can't believe it's been almost a year! I think this time last year we were in such a state of panic trying to get those tickets!