So I encountered this really fun meme on The Broke and the Bookish’s page, although I tweaked it a bit. Basically, you get a random letter from the alphabet, and using that letter you pick your favorite book, favorite movie, etc. While you can be assigned a letter, I just used a Random Number Generator to find a number between 1-26 and found the correlating letter that matched up with it. I ended up with the letter ‘F.’ At first, I thought that my answers weren’t going to match up well, but after a bit of scrutinization, I realized that F isn’t too bad at all.
Favorite Book Starting with F:
Oooh. I had some trouble with this one. Namely, just picking one. The horror! But in the end, there could only be one. So, I went with:
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
I knew this was the right ‘F’ to pick, because just thinking about it makes me want to read it for the fifth time. There are quite a few children’s books on my favorite’s book shelf, and out of all of them this probably ends up in the Top 3. In this delightful book, Claudia is tired of her unfair and boring suburban life, so she recruits one of her younger brothers–Jamie–to run away with her. They end up camping in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where they eventually get involved in the mystery that surrounds a (possible) Michelangelo statue.
I love reading about how Claudia and Jamie manage to sustain themselves in the city. When I was younger, it represented the epitome of adventure, and I still sometimes imagine how my own run-away attempts would have compared to theirs’.
Book I Want to Read That Starts with the letter F:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
It’s a classic that I need to get my hands on. I’ve enjoyed most of the Gothic literature that I’ve tried, and so I really don’t have an excuse for putting this book off for so long! I guess a journey to Barnes and Nobles or Half Price Books is going to be necessary…never a bad thing, haha.
Favorite Author Starting with the Letter F:
That would have to be F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby, is, of course, legendary. But I also enjoy his other works! I’m reading the Beautiful and the Damned right now, and I finished the Curious Case of Benjamin Button earlier this year. That said, he’s not my favorite author overall (in fact, I didn’t even think of him until I was searching a list of F named author), but I’ve only ever read books from a handful of authors that have names that start with F!
Favorite Song Starting with the Letter F:
For Good from Wicked and Forever Halloween by the Maine
Well, because I seem to have no discipline whatsoever in any way, I ended up picking two songs. “For Good” is one of the greatest songs (who am I kidding? They’re all great!) from one of my favorite musicals. This song has the power to turn me into an emotional wreck. If I listen to this on the wrong day, I will end up tearing up, especially when the harmonization gets especially intense. It’s just that powerful.
“Forever Halloween” is another favorite of mine, although I don’t know if it will have the staying power that “For Good” does (I tend to have a lot of “favorite” songs that quickly are replaced by other, even more favorite songs). I’m generally a pretty happy person, but whenever this song comes on I let all my sad emotions surface and just become a mini-wreck for approximately five minutes and twenty seconds. Once, I was walking home in the rain on a cloudy day and this song came on and I’m pretty sure if anybody had been watching me belt out the lyrics in that moment, they would have quickly walked away in the other direction. Who knows, maybe someone did. I would have been too busy revelling in teenage angst to have noticed.
And Finally (ha! Another F) Favorite Movie Starting with the Letter F:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Bueller. Bueller. Bueller.
What are your favorite books, movies, and music that start with the Letter F? If you want your own letter, leave a comment and I’ll pass one on!