My Picks of Books, Films and TV Shows of 2014: #CurrysFiresideFiction

Being on holiday from work has given me time to spend time with family, drink lots of prosecco and eat amazing food but it's also given me time to chill out and relax. As a teacher I spend a lot of my evenings planning, marking and researching. When it comes to having me time I enjoy blogging and end up missing out on time to watch films, TV series' and read books. So these holidays I've taken full advantage of having that time (albeit sometimes with a bit of a hangover). 

When Curry's got in contact to tell me about their #CurrysFiresideFiction competition it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share the book, film and TV programme that's been getting my attention this year.

Favourite Book

When it comes to spending time on a plane nothing entertains me more than reading a good book. I find time passes so quickly as long as I've got my kindle in my hand. This year I had a bit of a mammoth reading sesh on my flight to New York (then Las Vegas) and I rediscovered my favourite book of the year; Katie Piper - Beautiful. I've read this before but having the time to read it again reminded me about how harrowing and inspiration Katie Piper's story is. It's a wonderful, positive books which tells such a shocking and horrible story. Even though I knew the whole story I just couldn't put it down.

Favourite Film
My favourite film of 2014 is more about the memories associated with it. 2014 seen the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a child, my brother and I loved watching the TV show and jumping about like mad men pretending to be them. Fast forward   16 years I ended up doing exactly the same thing, though this time there was green face paint involved. At Halloween my friends and I decided to dress up as the TMNT and I had the best night out. Following the success of our handmade costumes (right down to the weapons) we decided to watch the film in the cinema. The film is easy viewing, funny and brings a smile to my face just thinking and reminiscing. Not exactly 10/10 quality but when it comes with personal memories it gets a bit of a boost.

Favourite TV Programme
Revenge has been around since 2011 but has remained a firm favourite of mine every since I watched the pilot episode, passing the time at work. These holidays have been a chance for my boyfriend and I to catch up on the latest season together (munching away on all of our Christmas chocolates). The thing I love most about Revenge is the tense seasons, the well-paced story line that always leaves us confused for a moment and gets our brains racing to figure out what's going to happen next. I'm well and truly hooked.

If you've entered the Fireside Fiction competition feel free to leave your link in the comments, I'd love to see what you've been loving in 2014. If you've not entered yet then don't miss out on the chance to win an entertainment package worth £300! Be quick though, you've only got until midnight on the 31st.

What's been your favourite Book, Film and TV programme of 2014?

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