Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine Blog Fest: Best First Love of 2011

Best First Love of 2011. That is a big one. It could be anything. A book read, a movie watched. There are so many "firsts" that happen throughout the year, how can I narrow it down to just one? Okay, I will try.

Besides being a writer, I am an avid reader. I read A LOT of books over the year, so to pick one out of them to be the best of 2011 would be almost impossible. I can tell you that I enjoyed the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins, Hourglass by Myra McIntire, and a Summer in Europe by Marilyn Brant, just to name a few. If I tried to name them all, this would be a very long post.

Movies. Hhmmm....well, I don't get out much these days to get to the theater, so by the time I see the movies, they're not exactly new. But there are several that I want to see, like Jane Eyre and the new Sherlock Holmes movie.

One thing I do see a lot of, however, is television, so perhaps that is the best thing for me to choose from. So here I present to you what I consider to be the "Best First" of 2011 - the best first year of an amazing new show, Once Upon a Time, which I think is rather appropriate considering the basis for most fairy tales is love. For anyone who doesn't know about it, the short of it is this: a bunch of fairy tale characters, cursed by the Wicked Stepmother, end up in modern day Maine - with no memory of their fairy tale alter egos. Only a young boy named Henry knows the truth and so he enlists the aid of an outsider named Emma, who just so happens to be the daughter of Snow White and the Prince.

Take a look at the trailer to get a taste of what I mean:

But believe me when I say that the trailer doesn't even begin to do justice to the fabulousness that is Once Upon a Time.


  1. I don't miss an episode! Love that show.

  2. Me too...I love Once Upon a Time. Other new loves include a three year old named Tabitha (a gray tabby cat) and Stephen King's newest book, 11/22/63.

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  3. Margay - I haven't started watching Once Upon a Time yet though I have heard all about it. It's everywhere now. But from your description, it sounds like an old movie called "The 10th Kingdom" which was about a girl who's mother was actually the evil which from the Snow White story. It takes place in both NYC and a fantasy storybook land called the tenth kingdom.

    Anyway, great post. I hope you had fun with us this week. We will post the blog winner on Sunday 19th on the Ravencraft blog so stay tuned. :)