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19 October 2009 @ 11:09 pm
I found the perfect story to tide me over after coming back from Europe. It's called I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith who also wrote The One Hundred and One Dalmations. The story is about the Mortmain family who live in a decaying castle in the English countryside. Romance comes into play when an American family buys an estate nearby. It's about first loves and the aching it causes on the heart. It's so romantic and I can relate. I was kind-of torn on watching the movie adaptation of it because they often leave out loads of things, but this one is absolutely amazing. It has literally every part of the book put in the movie, and gets everything right. I highly recommend reading the book first and then watching the movie. So here is a picspam. (I love being a romantic, haha.)

"I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining-board, which I have padded with our dog's blanket and the tea-cosy."

"Just to be in love seemed the most blissful luxury I had ever known. The thought came to me that perhaps it is the loving that counts, not the being loved in return -- that perhaps true loving can never know anything but happiness. For a moment I felt that I had discovered a great truth."

"Only the margin left to write on now. I love you, I love you, I love you."

So question, what's your favorite romance novel?
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: the only exception - paramore
mademoiselledeuxcoeurs on October 20th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
Skipping the picspam because I am now reading the book. HEE. I am enjoying it so much, and good to know that its movie adaptation lives up to the book. I love this book because Cassandra and I are so similar in a lot of ways!
Mostly Lisa: scodelario[5]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
I am so glad to know that other people are reading it. It's one of those gems, you know? I am re-reading it right now and it's still as good as the first time I found it. Enjoy finishing the book and the movie is on Youtube if you want to check it out later. :D
Thank you for commenting!
Lisa: the pretenderlise04 on October 20th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Oh, how nice to see a picspam about this book/movie. I love this book so.

The biggest compliment I can give the movie is that I was genuinely pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Great job!
Mostly Lisa: STOCK[1]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised no one has done one! I love both of them so much, but I will always love the book more. :D

Thank you so much for commenting.
angel: skins ; happiness is a warm gun:downtorio on October 20th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)
I wanna see this soooo bad. I've read the book, but every time I hit Blockbuster it's never on the shelf ;___;
I might have to buy it!

Any case, lovely picspam! It's further tempting me to buy it.
Mostly Lisa: SKINS[1]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
If you still have no luck finding it at Blockbuster or if you want to wait buying it, the whole movie is on Youtube! :D
That's where I watched it, and it was excellent quality.

Thank you so much for commenting.
Pattywoodycakes on October 20th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
wow. this one looks really good. is it showing already or is it on dvd?!?!
or can i d/l it? looks great.
one sweet loveunamourdoux on October 20th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
On dvd, it was released yearrrs ago now.
It's very good :)
Mostly Lisa: BLOOD[3]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I quite agree. :D
Mostly Lisa: stewart[2]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
It's fantastic. It was released in 2003, so it's been out for awhile, but you can find the whole movie on Youtube. :D
margottenenbaum: Mariannemargottenenbaum on October 20th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
Ooh, I haven't yet read the book but I loved the film! Rose Byrne was so beautiful in it. It's been ages since I've seen it; I really should read the book.
Mostly Lisa: lively[1]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
You must read the book! The narration and emotion in the book is so amazing. You see it in the movie, but it's so romantic in the book. I hope you get the chance to. :D
dude watchin' with the brontës: b; cd: i favor truth over stylefadeintodawn on October 20th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
I love this book, and the movie - great choice!
Mostly Lisa: scodelario[3]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
I concur! Thank you for commenting!
one sweet love: m→ no one ever carried my loadunamourdoux on October 20th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
Ohhh! I love this book and the film sfm!!
It's the first thing I saw both Rose Byrne and Romola Garai in and they're both really great!

Favourite romance novel?
Is it really cliche if I say The Time Traveller's Wife? Because it is!! And also The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice (If you like ICTC, you'll probably like this too)
Mostly Lisa: STOCK[4]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not alone in the loving of this novel and movie. It's such a moving piece. It's the first movie I've seen Rose Byrne and Henry Cavill in, but I had seen Romola in Atonement before. (Even though that one was released after ICTC.)

I will definetly check both of those books out, thank you for the recommendations. :D
love is stronger than deathsilentwilight on October 20th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
This movie is lovely :)
Great picspam!
Mostly Lisa: BLOOD[2]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
I agree! And thank you! :D
<:}noted on October 20th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC)
that looks really good. I need to remember to read & watch it when this semester ends!
Mostly Lisa: stewart[1]stitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
It's so romantic. Let me know after you read and watch, so I can see if you liked it! :D
Ana: [10TIHAY] Katrickan_aiko on October 20th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh I love this movie is when I first discovered Henry Cavill ! I fell in love with him and is still my crush numer one of all time!! <3<3<3
Mostly Lisastitchesofgold on October 20th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
:D ♥
if i become antique, you'll collect me: les chansons; scarfacalicodress on October 20th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh this is so good. I LOVE both of them (and have done for far too long). Always slightly miffed that she doesn't fall for Stephen in the end. Much as I like Simon, he's kind of a wimp.

Wrt the film: Romola Garai really is awesome in this. As is Billy Nighy :D
jessica annxhollywoodgirlx on October 22nd, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Aw, this looks really good! I may have to check it out =)

As for my favorite Romance novel? I honestly have no idea, too many to choose from! lol. Though, I am partial to almost anything by Nicholas Sparks, lol.