I’m a long-time lurker at RevGalBlogPals but never participate in their “Friday Five” challenge… until today. This one seemed pretty easy to answer, and I am delaying getting my Halloween costume ready.
So here’s the challenge: “Comfort Media: List five of your favorite ‘go-to’ movies/tv shows/books.” You know, the kinds of things that make you want to curl up on a rainy, sick, stressful day and escape into a better world…
Here are my five:
1. Anne of Green Gables (and every other L.M. Montgomery book… the movies were awful, except for the part where Anne calls Gilbert a “ninny”…)
2. Little Women (the book, NOT the movie(s))
3. Gone with the Wind (book and movie)
[after my first year in Atlanta, I couldn’t read or watch GWTW anymore because of the racist overtones, but I’m starting to accept the bad and the good of Atlanta’s past… and this soap opera set in the time of the Civil War happens to be devilishly good!)
4. Christy by Catherine Marshall (I think there was a made-for-tv movie but I’ve never seen it)
5. Grease! (movie)
[I don’t really like re-watching movies or tv shows, so it was hard to come up with this one. I’m actually only including Grease so I don’t date myself as a 19th/early 20th-century American/Canadian woman… the other option was Galician poetry by Rosalia de Castro, which would get me off the North American continent but would still be 19th-century women’s lit!]
The key thread in connecting these five is that I feel in love with them between the ages of 8 and 14. I guess I need to go re-subscribe to American Girl Magazine…
What would be your Friday Five?