If you are one of those KWEL Oh-I-don’t-believe-in-Valentine’s day-Everyday-for-me-is-Valentine’s Day-So-why-only-one-day-for-love, people then you are requested to avoid reading this blog entry.
1. Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Reason: How long can you wait for love? How long WILL you wait for love?
Read a story of altruistic love. Feel what is to be on the giving end without ever thinking of giving up.
It’s a quest for love, without the assurance.
2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Reason: The state of separation and unison in love has never been portrayed as resplendently as it is in this book.
It’s about the uncertainty of the moment, knowing that it-will-be-gone.
It’s about having faith in love, believing but-it-will-be-back.
3. Brida by Paulo Coelho
Reason: When you meet your soul mate, you see the light.
Without knowing who and what s/he is…you know that s/he is the one.
So if you are one of those losers, like me, who strongly believe in love at/on first sight/meeting, this book is for YOU.
4. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
Reason: Forget Bridget Jones’s Diary. While Bridget in that was all busy in finding the love of her life, this is all about happily (?) ever after part.
It’s Hilarious. It’s amusing. It’s real.
Know about going crazy when in love. Voices in your head. Insecurities. Perplexity. Putting- thing-s in- your- head by your friends. Advices, suggestion and interference of your parents. Seeking approval of everyone around you. Obsession. Imaginary conversations. Thoughts even in your sleep. Making stories out of nothing. Being clueless. The constant fear of losing. 24/7 thinking non-stop. Not getting enough. Just being madly in love.
And no I don’t see my future self in Bridget Jones.
5. Love Story by Erich Segal
Reason: The beauty of this story lies in its purity.
Despite sad ending, the narration of the book is feel-good and refreshing.
It is a book to finish in one sitting. And its simplicity will touch your heart.
Reason: One of the very few films which was BETTER AND has MORE POWERFUL IMPACT than the book.
It’s dreamy. It’s poetic.
It’s the love, we all, in our heart, are in search for.
It’s a movie you must see before you die. MUST.
2.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:
Reason: An innovative love plot.
You can erase memories but not love. When it is meant to be, it IS meant to be.
The script of the movie is phenomenal.
Kate Winslet is Phenomenal.
Jim Carrey’s “other” side is Phenomenal.
The film has abyssal depths. To embrace that, watch the movie.
3.PS: I love you
Reason: If you don’t cry while watching the movie, die robot DIE DIE DIE. YOU have NO right to live. You are as purposeless on this planet earth as … RATS.
Death takes away the person, but not the relation.
Love. To love.
4.Kate and Leopold
Reason: Two people from different times, having opinions Poles Apart, different goals and nothing in common, getting connected, falling in love.
One of the best romcoms I have seen.
5.Letters to Juliet
1.You should watch this movie, on a romantic getaway because it is highly and heavily and excruciatingly predictable and there’s nothing complicated about it. And that’s the exact reason why this movie is SO perfect to watch with your date, when your mind rather set on the person sitting next to you than to actually figure out what is going on on the screen.
2.Italy. Italy. UFFFFFFFFFFF ITALY. One of the most romantic cinematographies I have seen. I salute the cinematographer of this movie.