Archive for the ‘Jeremy Irons’ Category

I don’t have enough time.

Yeah, I know, I’m not the first person to say that. But it’s starting to get on my nerves. For the first time in decades, I actually like a whole lot of shows on TV, and they’re starting to stack up in my DVR. His Highness is grumbling (mildly) about how the HD hours are running out.

Here are the shows I’m hooked on these days:

THE BORGIAS (with Jeremy Irons. Need I say more?)
The Mentalist (with Simon Baker. Ditto.)
Dancing With The Stars (with sequins and corny music.)
30 Rock.
Upstairs, Downstairs.
Game of Thrones.

It’s hopeless. I’ll never catch up!

And then there’s the book problem. When the Borders near me closed, it was my solemn duty to help them clean off their shelves. Right? Here are a few of the books I couldn’t resist, which are now stacked up on my desk, sending out their siren song as I try to finish my essays and PowerPoints and lesson plans for school:

The Distant Hours, Kate Morton
Inside the Victorian Home, Judith Flanders
The Girl With Glass Feet, Ali Shaw
The World from Rough Stones, Malcolm MacDonald
The Gravedigger’s Daughter, Joyce Carole Oates
Mrs. Astor Regrets, Meryl Gordon
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
Changes, Jim Butcher
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
At Home, Bill Bryson
Nation, Terry Pratchett

What about you? What’s stacking up on your desk this month?

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I’m blogging over at Tote Bags and Blogs today, being swoony about celebrities with great voices.

Ah, a beautiful voice! I can’t help it. That’s always what I notice first about a guy. Come by the blog and let’s talk about it! I’ve included some great video clips, and a list of my absolute favorite voices of all time. Tell me if I’ve forgotten anyone wonderful! And if a voice isn’t what hooks you, tell me what does! As I said in the blog, romance writers are always busy, busy, busy researching new hunky heroes. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, right? *wink*

Hope to see you there! At the end of the day, I’ll pick my favorite comment, and that poster will win any one of my books she chooses!

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