Questions 3: Your Favorite Pieces of Fiction

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We all have preferences and favorites.  Sometimes, we can be a little pushy in sharing these while other times our declarations are perfectly accepted.  In a way, these interactions can be considered a piece of promoting.  It’s usually for popular and well-known stories, but this can be a bump an indie creator.  I think.  Honestly, I’m not really sure how much it helps right now.  Anyway, let’s share our favorites here in a nice relaxing post:

  1. What is your favorite book if you had to pick one?
  2. What is your favorite movie if you had to pick one?
  3. What is your favorite TV show if you had to pick one?

My answers:

  1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  Love the psychological aspect of it.
  2. This is a tough one.  I would have to be with ‘The Matrix’ because I always stop when I see that one on TV.
  3. I think I get why it’s so hard.  People’s tastes change over time.  Still, I can think of one show that is currently my favorite.  ‘M.A.S.H.’ became a show that I binged right after the divorce because it made me smile.  I have trouble finding episodes when I’m free now and I don’t want to stream it.  Really enjoyed stumbling onto it.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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13 Responses to Questions 3: Your Favorite Pieces of Fiction

  1. noelleg44 says:

    1. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
    2. Mash! 2nd place is Big Bang Theory
    3. Outlander (on Acorn TV)


  2. Favorite book, On the Beach by Neville Shute. Favorite movie, Apocolypse Now. Favorite TV show, There are so many I have to go with the latest, Stumptown. Of course, it has been canceled.


  3. Impossible for me. I like too many things. I could go back to book versions of Jerimiah Johnson and stuff that appealed to me at the time. Book versions of Jurassic Park and even Jaws made an impression. Television shows like Crime Story were favorites, and I loved the setting for it. I’ve evolved and changed over the years. I remember Patton being my favorite film for years, but that was before we had the technology to really put science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal on the big screen.


  4. Favorite book: The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. Leguin. It’s the second in her Wizards of Earthsea series but the first one I read. It has a great setting in a catacomb perpetually wrapped in darkness, and a brave, questioning young girl at its heart.

    Favorite movie: Spirited Away. The animation is deceptively simple, the setting is this wonderful bath house/resort in the spirit world, and another brave heroine.

    Interestingly, both Arha and Chihiro have their names stolen from them. How can you persevere if you don’t even know your own name? Yet they do.

    Favorite TV show: I’ll have to pass on this one. The time I took to watch TV would be time I could be writing!


    • I’ve actually never read beyond the first book. Mostly because my ex-wife owned the first and not the rest, so it was up to her to get the rest. Now I’ve got none of them.

      Spirited Away is a great movie. Though, I seeing that it’s an acquired taste. It can come off as too strange for some people. I think you really need to stay open to the symbolism to get the movie entirely. I wonder how No-Face fits into the theme of needing a name. If I remember correctly, he was stealing identities, right?

      So, you don’t watch any TV?

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  5. 1. “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett (posible spelling mistake on the author name… I’m not 100% sure, but I can’t remember the correct spelling for certain, and didn’t want to go look it up).
    2. Practical Magic
    3. Charmed


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