Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Media That Could Be About Me

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Did anyone else find this week’s prompt a bit challenging?

I live a peaceful life that honestly wouldn’t fit in well with dramatic, high-action stories.

Here are a few films and books about quiet, introverted, bookish people that remind me of myself.

Notting Hill fim poster. It shows a large photo of Julia Roberts with Hugh Grant walking next to it.

William Thacker from the romantic comedy Notting Hill

Why: The main character owns a bookstore and is bashful about publicity. I enjoyed working in a bookstore years ago and also try to avoid the spotlight.


Walden by Henry David Thoreau book cover. Image on cover is a black-and-white photo of a stream flowing thorugh a forest.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Why: I love spending time in nature, whether that is by taking a brisk walk/hike, bird watching, or sitting quietly and observing what is around me. Like Thoreau, I also like going back home and enjoying my share of creature comforts at the end of the day.


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith book cover. Imge on cover is a drawing of a large tree by a wooden house.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Why: Francie and I both grew up in working class families that highly valued formal and informal education. Having extra money does makes it easier to raise children, but you can still give a kid a wonderful life on a tight budget if you focus on what’s important.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine film poster. It shows the eight main characters walking on the brooklyn bridge.
Rosa is third from the right in this poster.


Detective Rosa Diaz from the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine 

Why: Rosa and I are both private people who steer clear of office gossip and politics. We’d much rather get the work done as quickly and accurately as we can.

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