I haven't taken part in any sort of blog-meme for quite a while, but this new one I heard of really intrigued me. I discovered it at Danielle's excellent blogpage, A Work in Progress, but apparently it originated over at another great blog -- Nonsuch Book. At any rate, I responded to it at Danielle's page and she assigned me the letter "F".
Here is the meme, as originally stated:
"Here's something that should be fun - and do get involved in the comment section! - I'm going to kick off a meme where we say our favourite book, author, song, film, and object beginning with a particular letter. And that letter will be randomly assigned to you by me, via random.org. If you'd like to join in, comment in the comment section and I'll tell you your letter! (And then, of course, the chain can keep going on your blog.)"
So, here goes -- the letter F:
Favorite Book: For me this is a bit of a toss-up between Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters, and Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. But in all seriousness, I'm going to go with Sarah Waters, because I was riveted to her story from page 1 to 548, and the twists and turns in the thing caused me to have to see a chiropractor afterwards.
Favorite Author: Again, a bit of a rivalry going on in my mind, between John Fowles and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but I'm gong to go with Fowles, because his French Lieutenant's Woman just levelled me, and was one of my favourite 5 books, in the year that I read it.
Favorite Song: At first I thought of Fifty-Mission Cap, by The Tragically Hip. Admittedly, a great song. But after "re-thinking my inks" as the late great Chis Farley might say, [and incidentally, he's my favorite "F" comedian] I have to go with Fields of Gold, as performed by Eva Cassidy. Sting is OK, but Eva Cassidy….. well, she's just better. Think about it, she's singing that LIVE, better than anyone could ever sing it in a studio.
Favorite Film: Fabulous Baker Boys. Michelle Pfeiffer ON a grand piano. Need anyone even say anything more about that movie?
Favorite Object: I'm going to have to go straight over to the food category on this one and say Falafel. I love falafel, and even had a falafel pita this very night, for supper. Don't get too close to me in the elvator, but MY GOD I love falafel.
So those are my favourite "F"ing things!
If you would like to be assigned a letter, let me know in the comments section.
Or if you would just like to comment in general, that's OK, too.
Excellent! I got an "H" from Danielle and am having a hard time coming up with things for all the categories which is making me feel rather lame. But yours is indeed f-ing fantastic!
Yes, you got a most excellent letter and immediately Fingersmith came to mind (great minds do think alike I must say...). It is one of my all-time favorite novels and she is just about my favorite writer (I can't have just one you know). I am going to have to go and listen to your favorite songs--I am woefully igorant when it comes to music (too busy reading all the time?). But I'm totally with you on felafel, too. Thanks for playing along-I forgot how much fun memes were! :)
I just listened to Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy. Wow! I had never heard that version of the song and must admit, I agree it beats Sting's by a long shot! Such a pretty voice!
Good list! Wow, it's much harder than it looks. Sure, give me letter -- I'll try to play...
I just went to a random letter generator site, and [I swear to God] the first letter that came up was "X". So then I did it again and it came up with "M".
So, your letter is "M".
I look forward to reading about your M-favorites.
This is a fun meme - love your F choices, and yes, you are perfectly right, Eva Cassidy & Fields of Gold is transcendent.
I didn't know there was another version of Fields of Gold! This meme has been full of surprises. My letter was O in case you want to have a look at my answers.
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