The last time I got to F, I wrote the same thing in the heading box: F is for Fiction. It’s like my brain literally cannot process that there are other words in the English language that begin with F.
So … I thought that, instead, of trying to force something that I really don’t want to write about, I would indulge myself and write F is for Fiction … part 2. For part 1, click here.
Since I wrote Part 1, my collection of fiction has tripled … and I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. I have:
- 101 seasons of TV on DVD
- 115 movies on DVD
- Approximately 450 novels (with 5 on their way in the mail)
I have a problem … don’t I?
It’s ridiculous to think of how much money I have spent to build up such a collection … It’s not the easiest thing in the world to move houses with either, believe me.
Since it’s been over 2 years since I wrote part 1, I will update you on my latest fiction-filled loves.
My favourite TV shows:
My TV Guilty Pleasure:
- Jane the Virgin (I’m actually not feeling guilty at all about liking it)
I’m not sure I have one, specifically, but I’ll list a few of my most watched …
- Cinderella (1950s Disney animation)
- Persuasion (2007 version with Sally Hawkins and Rupert Penry-Jones)
- Reality Bites
- My Life in Ruins (who doesn’t love a bit of Nia Vardalos)
- Pride and Prejudice (the 90s version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth)
- Sixteen Candles (I am a sucker for a good 80s teen flick, especially when it was directed and written by John Hughes)
- Dirty Dancing
I could go on forever …
Favourite Novel (all time):
- Pride and Prejudice almost tied with Persuasion (a super close second) both by Jane Austen
Favourite Novel (recently read):
- My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (I laughed until I cried)
Favourite book (recently read, not necessarily a novel):
- Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (the most beautiful collection of poetry I have ever read)
The thing that gets me about fiction is that you are literally holding a world in your hands. Something as simple as a small 12cm diameter disc, or a stack of A5 paper, can be the doorway to someone’s mind, which other minds digest on a global scale and spit out in three categories (enjoyed, hated and … meh).
This enjoyment factor, relies on mood – the mood of the audience member. Maybe it’s just me, but I have to be in the right mood to enjoy a book, otherwise, I will put it straight back down again and pick up another. Sometimes, I’ll give it another go a couple of months later and I’ll love it. It’s all relative.
So I hope you have enjoyed my update on my fiction favourites!
If you have any recommendations for me, let me know with a comment!