This is a meme I saw at the Broke and theBookish, and it’s originally from Stuck-in-a-book, and I really liked it.
Like Lori at the Broke and the Bookish said it’s an interesting way to think
about your reading habits, and other things you like. So off we go. I used
random.org to pick the letter.
Favorite Books Starting with the Letter P:
The Princess Bride is about Buttercup, a
beautiful farm girl, who falls in love with Westley, a farm hand. Westley goes
off to prove he is good enough for Buttercup, and while he’s gone Prince
Humperdinck comes to the farm and asks Buttercup for her hand in marriage. It’s
a while since I read it, but I think she agrees on a sort of condition that has
to do with Westley. It is also about Inigo Montoya, Fezzik and another guy who
kidnap Buttercup. It’s so good, it’s funny, it’s full of very quotable sayings,
it’s about adventure, pirates, princesses, magic, and weirdness. It’s so good.
I read Pride and Prejudice last year because
of the Lizzie Bennett Diaries. I wanted to read it anyway, but the Lizzie
Bennett Diaries sort of gave me the push I needed. It’s about the Bennett
sisters, who are from a not very wealthy family, and whose mother is trying to
marry them off to good, rich men. It’s really funny. Lizzie is very prejudiced,
and she’s also very snarky and funny and protective of her sisters. Darcy is
proud and haughty and very misunderstood, by Lizzie, and it’s lovely and funny,
and I loved it. It really turned me onto classics.
Favorite Authors Starting with the Letter P:
This is the story of how I fell in love with
people named Patrick.
Patrick Rothfuss – the writer of the
Kingkiller Chronicle. He has a magnificent beard, he spends his time on
Goodreads writing hilarious reviews, and he writes absolutely outstanding
books. They’re so gorgeously written, the stories are amazing and interesting
and I love him. This isn’t creepy at all.
Patrick Ness – He wrote the Chaos Walking
trilogy and I really freaking loved it. It’s written really interestingly. It’s
a beautiful coming of age story, Todd grows into this amazing man. The books
talk about good and evil and how it’s not really black and white, how terrorism
isn’t objective. They also have the creepiest of all villains; Mayor Prentiss,
Favorite Songs Starting with the Letter P:
Pompeii – Bastille. I really like their sound,
and their voice, and it’s a gorgeous song. I particularly like a version they
did with a symphony orchestra, which is here on YouTube, I think it’s
Perfect Day – Lou Reed. It’s Lou Reed, Lou
Reed was amazing. He said some marvelous things, like this (which I found here): “One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're
into jazz.” I love him, and it’s a beautiful song.
Favorite Movies Starting with the Letter P:
Any Pirates of the Caribbean movie – I love
Pirates of the Caribbean. All of them, I don’t care that after the first one
they pretty much suck. The plots are non-existent, but the dialogue and the
acting and the characters are great. Especially the fourth one could pretty
much be called: look at how funny Johnny Depp is, don’t care. Love them.
Paul – If you haven’t seen Paul I would
suggest seeing it right away. It’s made by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and it’s about
two nerdy friends who drive across America to see all alien related sights,
like Roswell, the black postbox, and all that stuff. Then they run into an
actual alien, Paul, who has been trapped in a bunker on earth for something
like 50 years. They agree to take him to the place where his spaceship is going
to pick him up. Hijinks ensue. It’s full of just amazing references and so much
humor, and I love it. My family watches it every Christmas, because we haven’t
entirely grasped how Christmas movies work.
Favorite Object Starting with the Letter P:
it’s very sad. It was the first thing I could think of, and then promptly
couldn’t think of anything else starting with P, but I do like my phone, I use
it for communication, reading, news, games, music, all things I like, so fair