Friday, 14 February 2014

Fiction Friday: Valentine's Day Picks.

Well another year has passed and we find ourselves on the bitchiest holiday of all. Valentine's Day. The day when those in couples are either being sickeningly cute or trying to prove that they're not like 'every other couple', the day those that are single either become cynical and obtuse or cynical and obtuse about those who are being cynical and obtuse about the day. Me, I spend my evening curled up reading and watching appropriate books, television and movies.

So…



Book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
I have never read Pride and Prejudice. Please don't judge me. I know I should, I know it's a classic, but I just really have no urge to read it. I know classics are classics for a reason but so are clich├ęs. However, since the book has been the inspiration behind not one- but two zombie parodies and one vampire one, as a horror lover I am intrigued and am going to read the classic before delving into 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' and 'Mr Darcy, Vampyre."


Movie: My Bloody Valentine!
Nothing says romance more than a murderous killer with a pick-axe, am I right? Valentine's Day is the only day I can watch this movie because that's pretty much what it's made for. It's set on Valentine's, the whole theme is Valentine's and murder, and it really is just a movie that was designed to be watched on Valentine's day either alone or in a couple. I will be watching it tonight with some friends and eating copious chocolate because it's Valentine's and no other reason is needed.

Television: Miranda, Season 1, Episode 5. "Excuse."
I am going to be watching this once I finish this blog post while I tidy my desk. Miranda is one of my favourite shows and is just- great. This episode is set around Valentine's Day and has my favourite quote: "I don't know who St. Valentine was but I hope he died alone surrounded my couples!" 

So those are my Valentine's Day picks! What are yours?

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