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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.
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
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
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.
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.