You guys know how I like to make a list of favorite things to cheer myself up? Let's do it all month!! I'm a'gonna post a favorite thing as often as I can this month (every day would be ideal but...you know.)
My favorite book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
I've read this book several times, seen numerous screen adaptations and I love it more and more. Jane! Mr. Rochester! I love it that Jane has real problems i.e., dead parents, a super shitty guardian (Mrs. Reid), suffers abuse, the death of friends, etc. and comes through it intact with a strong sense of self. She fucking rocks.
I saw the most recent film version of Jane Eyre and completely loved it. Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska were pitch perfect and I loved the emphasis on light, heat, and the consuming possibilities of both. So good.
Oh! And Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax totally clenched it.