Melanie Hooks

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Industry Arts
Occupation Writer & Editor
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Favorite Movies Room with a View, 84 Charing Cross Road, The Money Pit, Arsenic & Old Lace, The Women, Romancing the Stone, Kiss Me Kate, Ball of Fire, Fellowship of the Ring, Star Wars (the original 3), About a Boy, My Fair Lady, Sixteen Candles, Better Off Dead, Castaway, Howards End, Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Pride & Prejudice (all of them), Possession, Airplane!, Anchorman, Much Ado about Nothing, Henry V, and many, many more...
Favorite Music Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, classic torch singers and songs, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alanis Morisette, Sarah MacLaughlan, Dixie Chicks, big band, rug-cutter swing, rockabilly, steel guitar country, Chuck Berry through the Beatles, a little disco for fun, a classic funk groove, the modern jazz women of wonder - Jill Scott, Cassandra Wilson, Lizz Wright, the list goes on -, skateboard 80s tunes, movie scores from Star Wars to Shrek, reinvented punk & ska, Old Country Irish fiddling; in short, this chick likes to dance and/or sing along whenever possible.
Favorite Books Again, far too many for one tiny space: classics - Room with a View, Howards End, MacBeth, How Green Was My Valley, The Mabinogian, Lewis Carroll, Judy Blume, Madeline L’Engle, and The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; comedy - Dorothy Parker quips, Christopher Moore novels, P.G. Wodehouse, Edward Gorey, Douglas Adams & Shel Silverstein everything; sci-fi/fantasy - Tolkien, Garth Nix's Sabriel series, the big HP, assorted Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman; sheer beauty and joy - Roald Dahl, Isabel Allende and Han Nolan; tie for the creepiest, tingliest books ever, both featuring lost children - Coraline by Neil Gaiman, and The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly