Wednesday, 14 January 2009

I Blame Binchy & Why

I had hoped that by now I would have finished my snowman and be able to show you the finished piece but no I''m afraid I got my head stuck into one of my books and so spent yesterday reading instead of sewing.

Maeve Binchy is one of my favourite authors, I have everything by her and a regular Christmas present for me is her latest book. This year was no exception and my parents got my her latest 'Heart & Soul'. Now I know from experience that once I start a Maeve Binchy book I simply can't put it down and it was the same with this one. I started it Monday night in bed and only put it down when keeping my eyes open was becoming a struggle. Yesterday afternoon it leapt into my hands and only got put down when I had to go and make the meat pie for dinner. Once dinner was over it jumped back into my hands only to be put down when the final episode of Stargate Atlantis was on but then picked up again, and finished, once I knew I didn't have to worry about the Wraith attacking Earth.

If your a Maeve Binchy fan this book won't disappoint and as usual some familiar names and places from previous novels reappear. In fact now I'm going to have to go back and read at least three more of her novels just to remind myself of some of the back stories. If you've not read any of her books don't let this stop you reading the book you won't know you should know the back stories of these characters or miss out on any aspects of the book because of it.

Now will someone please tell me why every good programme on TV is disappearing from our screens permanently? First of all Stargate SG1 gets cut and now Stargate Atlantis has finished and I don't know if Rodney is going to marry Jennifer or not and it's not like we've rid the Pegasus Galaxy of the Wraith, so why? Fine they say they are going to make a straight to DVD film put life simply won't be the same without Rodney Mckay always being so brilliant at saving the team at the very last minute. Just as bad they are cutting ER as well, the one medical drama I have always enjoyed. Now I know there are other programmes out there but Lost has never appealed, I didn't think a lot about Survivors, far too predictable and I just can't get into Heroes. Thank goodness Doctor Who is still going strong. I can't wait to see what the new doctor will be like having watched the programme where they announced who was taking over from David Tennant I suspect he could be one of the best doctors yet.

Well I guess I've wittered on enough so maybe I should go and do the housework I've been trying to avoid and then get down to some stitching or shall I start another book? I had actually planned a day walking in Dove Dale but it's thick freezing fog here so there was no point in heading out of the house so sadly housework it is.


Anonymous said...

oh I am so gutted that last night's was the end, wasn't a very good ending though...Atlantis just sat there cloaked yeah least they didn't kill Ronan ,he's my fav!!!! I shall just have to watch the repeats!!
This book is one I haven't read yet,because the cover is similar to the last one DH thought I already had it.Will have to wait till I have some spare Penny's!!

Rachel said...

I so agree with you about Atlantis. BUT from what Ive heard the head of programing at Sci-Fi channel is a twit. She came from the Lifetime channel (or something similar) and does not understand sci-fi watchers at all. Look at some of the shows they have had on there? Canceled Dresden Files but kept Flash Gordon?

Glad you enjoyed your book :)

Always smiling said...

Hi Thank you for the comments on my needle books... and I love Maeve Binchy I haven't read that book yet.. I have just discovered Emily Barr, what a good read she gives you.I'd recommend
'Sisterhood' and also another modern author Mike Gayle... both these authors are great!
Chris x

Sally said...

Another one here disappointed that Atlantis has finished. I was hoping for a more spectacular ending too! I'm really going to miss it. No Star Trek either but at least the CSIs are back! If it's not sci-fi it's the CSI's for me!

Stitchingranny said...

Confetti stitches - all odds and ends of stitches all over the place - sometimes only one or two stitches in a block that are the same - hope that explains Angela.

Sorry to hear your backs gone again - I suffer from back pain so I know its no fun and though you I am able to stitch still its just how long I can actually sit for that limits the time.

Karan said...

Darn, I went & missed it!!! Who'da thought Rodney would ever get a girlfriend though - not quick on the uptake was he? LOL Seems to be alot of dross on TV at the minute.
Looks like I'll be adding another book to my list :0)
BTW, the new header is the bit at the bottom if the ghyll running from Stickle Tarn - another one from DS's walk last year.