House Update: The DH and I are still living in only half of our house, though we did reclaim all of our bathrooms. No more sharing, which is a good thing because my personal formula for marital success includes TWO bathrooms. But the shoe therapy continues. Sandals this time, which are at least practical since it was 80° here today! Progress has been made, however. The painters were here most of last week (8:00 every effing morning – ugh!) We’re waiting on the carpeting now, hopefully this week. Once that’s done, I can have my furniture brought back! And then I get to put everything back where it belongs. Oh, joy. 🙂
Read some more this week of With Silent Screams, the next book of The Hellequin Chronicles from my friend and critique partner, Steve McHugh. It won’t be released until February 2014, but I get it now. Brilliant, as the Brits would say.
Speaking of books, the final book of Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse world, DEAD EVER AFTER, will be released May 7th. I can hardly wait, though the book released early in Germany, and some particularly unpleasant reader (to put it nicely) decided to spoil the ending for everyone else. Apparently, whoever it is didn’t like the ending and so added some nasty remarks against Ms. Harris personally. I’ve met Charlaine Harris on two occasions, and she is the nicest person, totally undeserving of the kind of remarks that were thrown at her, not to mention the fact that Ms. Harris created Sookie and knows her better than anyone else. It’s her story, and she can end it any way she wants.
Game of Thrones was excellent again this week. Of course, the books were brilliant, but sometimes TV/Movies can ruin even the best of books. HBO is doing a great job of staying true to the books. In particular, Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons are very well done. I’ve also started watching Hemlock Grove, which is a new series on Netflix. It has a kind of Twin Peaks quality, which can be good, as long as they give us more resolution than Twin Peaks did. Interesting to note that Alex Skarsgard’s little brother stars in it. Billy Skarsgard plays one of the teenage protagonists, a spoiled rich kid from a very strange family. He resembles Alex, though it’s mostly in the moody expression and the tall, lanky body. Famke Janssen is the evil bitch mother. She’s beautiful and seductive, but she has very big feet, I guess on purpose. But why do all the rooms in their house look like hotel rooms?? And why are people throwing up all the time? Gross.
My ADEN continues to unfold. He’s dark and moody, neurotic and difficult. Just the kind of man I’ve always favored in my personal life. I wonder if that’s significant? 🙂 I did change the name of his love, however. I love the name Francesca, but it just wasn’t working. Every time I had to type it, my fingers stuttered over the keys, every time a character said it, it hung up on their lips. So, I changed it. Aden’s new love is now Sidonie, Sid, for short. It fits her better, and the writing flows smoothly.
Don’t forget that it’s nearly May, and that means Brenda Novak’s Annual Auction for Diabetes Research. The auction officially begins May 1, so I’ll be posting more about it next week, but I’ll be participating in the auction this year!
And, now I’m going to get back to Aden. There are battles to win, territories to conquer!
Have a great week.