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What to borrow from your Library to pull on the heart strings for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day

Written by: An unromantic person

Movies 

The NotebookThe Notebook

Book or movie, this item is a firm favourite for this time of year. Not to give too many spoilers, but this a love story between two people. I still feel sorry for the guys who are forced to watch this movie in the early stages of a relationship as a “you should be exactly like Noah” kind of test.

 

TwighlightThe Twilight Saga

If you haven’t heard of these, I envy you. Yep, another cult favourite for those needing a love fantasy. WARNING: Don’t be tricked like I was, “It’s about vampires” she said… it’s NOT! I’ve never trusted her since. So, before you are thrown into the “Edward or Jacob” debate, borrow “Interview with the Vampire” if you need a Vampire fix.

 

Anything with Hugh Granthugh grant

In the 90’s Hugh Grant began to create the Englishman stereotype by playing every made-up role about the man part of a relationship. Here they are in order:

1995 – Four Weddings and a Funeral – Plays a bachelor who accidently found love

1995 – Nine Months – Plays a guy who has commitment issues the moment he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant

1999 – Notting Hill – Guy falls for someone who is out of his league

2001 – Bridget Jones – Another “cool”, rich, bachelor who enjoys the chase

2003 – Love Actually – Completes the Englishman stereotype by playing the Prime Minister who falls for a working-class girl.

Music

AreosmithAerosmith – I don’t wanna miss a thing

Armageddon was arguably a love movie too, but it’s all about the soundtrack.

Written and performed by Steven Tyler, the father of the movie’s star, Liv Tyler (coincidence?) I can guarantee you’ve been at a wedding where this was the first dance song.

 

Literally, anything by Adeleadele

We get it Adele, your heart was broken, does that need to be made into three albums? I feel sorry for the guy she’s married to now, he makes her happy and he doesn’t get a verse, just three albums worth of reminders that she loved someone else a lot.

 

Lionel RichieLionel Richie – Endless love

Hold my hands up here, I wouldn’t have known this song if it wasn’t for Chandler Bing and Phoebe Bouffe’s duet in Friends.

 

Children’s books

childrens bookI often look at my two young children and can’t help but feel guilty that they might grow up to be like me: the “unromantic partner.”

So, in a last ditched effort, we can borrow some books that will do the hard work for me:

  • The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine ever
  • Crankenstein Valentine
  • Zombie in Love
  • Roses are pink, your feet really stink.

And for all you romantics out there, read, watch and listen to all the above – you’ll love them!