Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top 10 Love Stories

A weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.

I couldn't resist the topic this week!  I'm going to keep it short & include some movie couples as well.  This is in no particular order.  I watched #6 last night--one of my favourite movies :)

1)  Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe- Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
2)  Elizabeth Bennet & Fitzwilliam Darcy- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
3)  Morag Gunn & Jules Tonnerre- The Diviners by Margaret Laurence
4)  Henry DeTamble & Claire Abshire- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
5)  Cecilia Tallis & Robbie Turner- Atonement by Ian McEwan

6)  Harry Burns & Sally Albright (Billy Crystal & Meg Ryan)- When Harry Met Sally...
7)  Rick Blaine & Ilsa Lund (Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman)- Casablanca
8)  Shrek & Fiona (voices of Mike Myers & Cameron Diaz)- Shrek
9)  Grusinskaya & Felix (Greta Garbo & John Barrymore)- Grand Hotel
10)  Edward & Kim (Johnny Depp & Winona Ryder)- Edward Scissorhands

I also can't help but mention a few (ha!) more:
Wall-E & Eve- WALL-E
Phil & Rita (Bill Murray & Andie MacDowell)- Groundhog Day
Walter Burns & Hildy Johnson (Cary Grant & Rosalind Russell)- His Girl Friday
Paul Verrall & Billie Dawn (William Holden & Judy Holliday)- Born Yesterday
Harold & Maude (Bud Cort & Ruth Gordon)- Harold & Maude
David Huxley & Susan Vance (Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn)- Bringing Up Baby
Mickey & Holly (Woody Allen & Dianne Wiest)- Hannah and Her Sisters
Joel Barish & Clementine Kruczynski (Jim Carrey & Kate Winslet)- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Tramp & the Blind Flower Girl (Charlie Chaplin & Virginia Cherrill)- City Lights


  1. Awww, can't believe I forgot about Edward and Kim! Love them so much! I also had to include Casablanca though hehe

    My list is here :)

  2. Great list!

    Henry and Clare from Time Traveler's Wife are definitely at the top of my list. What a love story.


  3. Awesome list! Some great choices there

  4. Atonement is a good one. So is, of course, WALL-E and Eva.

  5. What a great list! Shrek and Fiona - Perfect! Also, I have seen the movie version of A room with a View and thought that it was very well done.

  6. These are really very great Love Stories. I really appreciated your site and the variety and style of love stories.

  7. Thanks for all your comments :)

    Laura~ Yes, I especially love the ice carving scene with the snowflakes falling everywhere *tear*

    Sue~ Oh yes, that love story is so unusual & brilliantly twisted.

    1Girl2ManyBooks & vinay~ Thank you :)

    LBC~ That's right, her name really should be *EEEE-VA* (that's my WALL-E impression) :D

    TwoBibliomaniacs~ Yes, I can't help but love those two green ogres. I'm sure with two little ones, you've seen those movies many, many times!

  8. i think Nicholas sparks The Notebook also requires a mention...the movie is also great