After one of the stormiest winters in recent memory, the season is finally starting to fade into spring. Our thoughts turn to baseball, baby animals, gardening, and spring cleaning…. So what better time to clean out your shelves and do some spring-related swapping? For inspiration, take a look at the following list of spring-themed movies, music and books that Swap.com staffers have brainstormed to get you in the mood.
Throw one of these (or all of them) on your Want list today!
- Bull Durham: This hilarious classic never disappoints, even after repeated viewings. Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins at their best.
- Major League: With all of Charlie Sheen’s recent exposure, go ahead – revisit Charlie in his saner days.
- The Secret Garden: Gardening in the springtime is its own reward, but when it also brings friends and family together, what could be better?
- Dubose Heyward: The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes: This children’s Easter story features some of the most beautiful illustrations to be found anywhere.
- Arnold Lobel: Frog and Toad All Year: Old friends Frog and Toad discover the four seasons together.
- Henry David Thoreau: Walden: Just remember: if spring cleaning overwhelms you, you could always go off and live in a cabin by yourself for two years. But we bet the book you’d write about it wouldn’t be as good as this one.
- She & Him: Volume One: Always reminds us that the Newport Folk Festival (and outdoor music festival season in general) aren’t too far away.
- Madonna: Ray of Light: The title track just begs for a full-on dance party with your friends on a warm spring day.
- Jack Johnson: In Between Dreams: Something about Jack’s music makes us see sunshine everywhere.
What would you add to this list? What gets you in the mood for spring?