Well…sort of anyway. But I couldn’t resist the title.
Hubs and I are becoming acquainted once again with the magic of television, all thanks to DVD and a multi-region player. We’ve been watching Dexter of late, and are eagerly awaiting the first series on DVD, which should be winging its way across the ocean to us.
Maybe one of these days the Royal Mail will stop its incessant striking and actually deliver it to us, wonder of wonders.
So. Loving Dexter. Especially the intense Miami versimilitude. Everybody looks sweaty all the time, which is exactly the way people in Miami actually look. The murder scene in the first episode was a hotel here the hubs actually stayed once. The second looked to me like Bayside, where I used to go with some coworkers if it rained and so we got the day off (we worked on the beach selling drinks from trailers.) Sigh, I do miss Miami.
Also just started watching Heroes, which kicks serious ass. The first season comes out on DVD August 28, so we’ll be getting that one too.
There’s nothing else to do here, after all.
Except read. I just finished “Rises the Night” by Colleen Gleason, and enjoyed it very much, too. I read “Fashion Babylon” and enjoyed it not as much. I read a few other books I thought were only eh. And I’m enjoying the hell out of Necropolis: London and its Dead, by Catharine Arnold. Only a chapter or so in but already having much, much fun. The descriptions of Roman cremations gave me some great ideas–although ever since seeing Conan the Barbarian as a child (regular readers may remember this is one of my all-time favorite films)(how’s that for alliteration?) I’ve been fascinated by the idea of funeral pyres anyway. I just plain like fire.
Also firing (ha ha) the imagination is her description of charnel houses and the many and varied uses for bones in France and Italy.
Totally look for human bone chandeliers somewhere in one of my next books. They’ll be there, oh yes.
What have you been watching or reading lately?
(Oh, and: I’ve decided that instead of placing my book excerpts on my website, I’m creating new blogger blogs for each and posting them there. So if you click on the “Sample Chapter One” links on the site, you’ll be led to a blogger page. I’ve seen a few readers say this is easier on the eyes. Haven’t transferred all of them yet but I’m in the process.)