Friday, January 28, 2011

Wanted: Recommendations

I am in need of a list of must-read books,
must-watch movies.

The weather in my neck of the woods stinks
(literally, air quality around here is abominable).
I have some spare time,
Netflix, and an Amazon gift card
linked directly to my Kindle.

Ideas?

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

I so wish I could help, but I'm in need of the same thing! Good luck, and let me know if you hear of anything good.

Anonymous said...

Depends on your mood (all streaming online at netflix):

Fun
Psych

British & Romantic
North & South
The Young Victoria

Nostalgic (childhood)
Faerie Tale Theatre

Sci-Fi Awesomeness
Dr. Who (new version launched in 2005)

Funny bordering on slightly inappropriate (don’t have to watch any of the series to enjoy)
The Vicar of Dibley: Wholly Happy Ending

Science Fun
Mythbusters

Shakespeare Retold (not streaming)
Rent it for Taming of the Shrew

Cory Reese said...

The Anatomy Of Peace is my current favorite book.

Lildonbro said...

Have you read the Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield? I really enjoyed that one.

As for movies (some are also books):
I agree with the BBC North and South,
Little Dorrit
There's a British television show my sister got me in to, "Lark Rise to Candleford".

That's all I have for now.

Charlotte said...

Sorry I have been into craft stuff and have not read any good books lately to suggest. I really enjoyed the movie inception. I don't know, good luck :) How about you let us know when you found some good ones:)

Jen said...

I LOVED

These is my Words by Nancy Turner.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

The Poisonwood Bible is a good one about Africa. The No. 1 Ladies Detective agency is a series, and I just read the first. Light and fun, also set in Africa.

I am looking for a good romance (preferrably not R rated) for book group for February if you know of one.

Libby said...

I concur with Jen about the #1 Ladies Detective Agency books. My mom got me started a while back. They are a delight. The author spoke at Ogden High a few years ago-he was hilarious. You could also Netflix season one of the series that they made on HBO (a rare non-yikes HBO series).

I love, love, loved the movie Crazy Heart.