8 November 2010

Please welcome book-lover Zee

Today my friend and booklover, Zee, is going to talk about her first love and tell us what books work for her and why.  Thankyou so much for joining us today, Zee

Romance for Every Mood
Hello everyone! I am so excited to share my thoughts with you about romance and I can't thank Sherry enough for allowing me to post on her wonderful blog today. If there is anything I love more than romance books, it's romance movies. So I have put the two together to provide you the ultimate book and movie recommendation for your every mood.

In the Mood for... A Romantic Drama?
What girl doesn't like a good dose of drama? If you are looking for lies, secrets and intrigue, then I absolutely recommend The Brat by Sherry Gloag and Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. If you are into historical romance, then you must read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. The drama is to die for and luckily Something Borrowed is currently being made into a movie which will be released in 2011. I hope Hollywood will do it justice!

In the Mood for... A Fashionable Adventure?
Our closets are like sacred fashion vaults, and if you want to read about what happens to Holly when Audrey Hepburn originals go missing, then Holly Would Dream by Karen Quinn is the way to go. Need more fashionable drama? Pop in "The Devil Wears Prada" for a stylish roller coaster ride.

In the Mood for... A Life Changing Experience?
If you want a book that will inspire you to open your heart and take the biggest risk of your life, then you can't miss Elizabeth Adler's Invitation to Provence. It totally moves me to the core every time I read it! Want to see something similar on the big screen? Go rent "The Holiday" featuring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz.

In the Mood for... Something Sweet?
I have the biggest sweet tooth and Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen Mystery series always satisfies my cravings. All of her titles carry a food theme (for example, The Cream Puff Murder), and there are a handful of delicious recipes provided in every book. Yum. For even more sweets, watch "Because I Said So".

In the Mood to... Find Yourself?
When life hands you a lemon, flip through the pages of The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne. We can all take a few lessons from Melissa Romney-Jones on how to make the best of any situation. Want to watch an equally thrilling movie? You must see "Someone Like You"

Despite what novel you choose, all of these books have three things in common. First, they all feature wonderfully flawed leading ladies. Second, the author explores various types of relationships (for example, familial, romantic and self love). And finally, they are all amazing stories. You will find yourself rooting for the heroine, cheering her on as she overcomes personal challenges, and rejoicing when she finds love. Have you read any of these books? Seen any of these movies? Or have recommendations of your own?

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Zee said...

Thank you so much for having me Sherry! Have a fantastic Day!!

Maddy said...

I'm honestly not big on romance movies. I think it's because they typical border on over the top cheese, than fufilling plots. But, my favorite movie of all time, Moulin Rouge, happens to be a romance. Well, romance with a little drama, comedy, great costumes and music!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Wonderful choices/suggestions! I'm very partial to older romance movies - like the 1950's and earlier...maybe a few of Marilyn Monroe's 60's films. How about scary romance...Klute with Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda?

Izzy said...

Ooh I love Philippa Gregory! Great recommendations, I will have to check them all out :D

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

Great first guest post Zee! I also liked The Devil Wears Prada and The Holiday.

LaVerne Clark said...

You have great taste Zee!
I too love Philippa Gregory, and you reminded me of an author I loved but forgot her name, Elizabeth Adler! I'll be checking her out again now.

Many thanks for a great post to both you and Sherry!

By the way - I'm looking forward to reading The Brat which is on my computer already! It's had some fantastic reviews. I so need a Kindle!

SherryGLoag said...

Thank you all for coming by :-) LaVerne, I hope you enjoy The Brat, thank you for buying it.
Zee, it is a pleasure to have you here and for your kind words about TB.
I love your book choices and reasons for them and will be following up some of the authors you mention, that are new to me.

k said...

I loved reading your answers! And The Other Boleyn Girl is one of my all time faves :)

Pauline said...

Just watched HOW TO STEAL A MILLION with Audrey Hepburn. Love that movie! Also THE GLASS BOTTOM BOAT for just plain fun. And for reading, I always love me some science fiction romance. :-)

Her GAMES OF COMMAND tops my list, I think, though I love all of them, I will confess. But poor Kel-Paten's faithful, and hopeless, love for Sass, just makes me sigh.

Fun blog, Zee!