This post is brought to you by the letter P

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 to pick the letter.

Favorite Books Starting with the Letter P:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
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.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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, wow.

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 beautiful.

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:

Phone – 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 enough.