book hangovers? I get that way with television series too. There's part of me still waiting for Friday Night Lights to return and misses the days before Mer-Der really got it together in Grey's Anatomy, back when George was still alive. I'm forever hopeful of finding something new to watch and happy to say I've had some recent wins. Post Hurricane Katrina, Treme is New Orleans in mourning and what came next - Season 1 was a kind of slow burn but I fell for it straight away. Slickly filmed, the music is a highlight with a theme song I can't get out of my head.
I've stood on the sidelines regarding Game of Thrones, not imagining I would become a disciple but guess what? I love it - and no-one is more surprised than me (and no matter how great my love of books, I will be sticking to television with this one). We're now waiting for Season 3 to appear from the library - no spoilers please!! Dallas Buyers Club tells the tale of Ron Woodruff who was part of the experimental AIDS treatment movement, something I didn't even know existed. Matthew McConaughey was fantastic in this role and supported by a terrific cast.
Recently, Isabelle from the gorgeous Notes from Delft recommended I read Molly Wizenberg's memoir, A Homemade Life, which shares her passion for food and family. It's written with equal measures of humour and honest reflection and is a great read. Thank you Isabelle! We are all completely beside ourselves is a masterpiece by Karen Joy Fowler, thoroughly deserving its nomination for the Man Booker Prize short list. It's hard to say much about this novel without spoilers, so just trust me when I say you should hunt it down!
That's all for now! Back to the book, the end is nigh and it's a very exciting yet nerve-wracking time. How are things in your neck of the woods?