Thursday, September 29

LOST, The Yankees and a couple of good books

A friend was kind enough to email me a character synopsis of the TV program LOST the other night so I could watch the 1st two episodes of this season, I'd never watched it before, but I can now say I'm hooked, thanks Kristie.

I have to admit I didn't actually watch it last night but rather this morning, my wonderful husband taped it for me, I'm virtually clueless when it comes to programming VCRs. The Yankees came on at 7:05 and I watched them instead. (Kristie and Wendy I'm not gloating--really, that would jinx them--LOL)

So, while watching the ballgame last night I finished Liz Carlyle's One Little Sin. It's a Liz Carlyle so, of course, it's entertaining and I enjoyed it, but there was something about the book that seemed vaguely familiar, and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's because I probably read the coming attractions at the end of her last book, but the ending seemed familiar too, I must be reading too much romance and getting completely confused. I'm sure if you try RT or AAR, you'll find wonderful reviews, I haven't looked yet.

Tuesday night I finished Lord of Desire by Paula Quinn. It was a very good medieval. It takes place pre The Battle of Hastings and has Duke William playing a major role. Saxon/Norman conflict, interesting characters, evil villains, not without flaws, but a good book. I didn't check out these reviews either, but I'm sure they are good.

So, let's recap:
  1. Discovered LOST
  2. The Yankees are in 1st place with 4 games to go (I know it's only one game but it's still good)
  3. Read 2 good books.

It's been a good couple of days, and I'm keeping my promise to blog positive.

Next book up on the TBR pile--a reread of Judith McNaught's Whitney, My Love. It's been years since I've read it. Will I still think it's great, or will my thoughts change with age? I'm not sure I'll be offended by the "scene" but I may find the whole book too melodramatic. I'll post about it tomorrow.


Jenster said...

We missed the first season of "Lost", also, but I bought the DVD's. The kids and I had a "Lost" marathon this past weekend. WHEW! It was exhausting. But we watched the entire 1st season in less than three days. So glad we did as I'm really enjoying the show. But it was sad when it ended last night and I couldn't just pop in the next DVD!

BTW - I just oredered "In the Shadow of Midnight" and "The Last Arrow" - both by Marsha Canham. I had to add them to my order of "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" so I could get free shipping. :o)

Kristie said...

Husbands can be a good thing can't they. Mine came home part way through Lost and rather than interrupt the Lost Zone I was in, he went to the crappy TV to watch the Jays - Tara you should be thanking them right about now - playing spoiler - dang the only time I don't want them to win *grin*. And we should start a "don't know to program a VCR" club 'cause I don't know how either.
It's really nice to see another one (or two) converts to the world that is Lost.

Angela James said...

I could go on and on about Lost but I'm going to save that for my own blog :)

And you know it's not really a sport if you can read a book during it, right?