I’ve been brainstorming an end of the year piece to put up here for weeks now, because if there was ever a year that deserved some special reflection on my part, it was definitely 2014. The past year was maybe the most memorable of life; I can’t think of another where I had as much fun as I did, where I enjoyed as many accomplishments as I did, and when I grew as I much as I did.
At the same time, I know the time and place to get emotional, and this isn’t it. No one wants to read me pour my heart out like a melodramatic actor, that’s what my fiction is for! Instead, I wanted to do something a little more fun and nifty as my way to close out 2014 on my page here, and it was just a few days ago that I came up with the perfect idea—my picks for my favorite pieces of entertainment throughout the year. These are the stories and moments that made me smile the broadest, and kept my imagination stirring for the longest. Not all of these picks were necessarily released this year, as you’ll learn with my choice for my favorite book (my reading list is far too long to keep up with recently-released books), but instead were what I indulged in at some point throughout 2014.