Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Final Call for Poirot

The final five episodes of Hercule Poirot came to a close last year.  If you had a chance to see them, they were quite entertaining, bringing back a few old faces from before.  Some may complain about the changes from the original novels, but I beg to differ.  The Big Four, with the fantastic James Bond-esque Big Four villainy would have been a bit too much to swallow for modern audiences.

Whether you loved them or hated them, I'm happy they decided to complete the entire series with David Suchet.

Fall Previews

It's been a long while since I posted, but it doesn't mean my obsessions have waned any less.

I recently attended a freebie fall book preview for Random House and Penguin books.  I love these events!  Not only do they offer a wide smattering of genres to chose from, but they give insider information and who the hot new writers are.  Unfortunately there were a few more freebie-whores than me, and I opted for the loo... so by the time I arrived at the giveaway table it was picked clean.

There's been a lot of hype about comic cons lately, all around the US and Canada.  The Big Bang Theory has probably cranked it up a notch, and it's weird to hear people proudly proclaim their nerdy obsessions.  Unfortunately I no longer attend San Diego Comic Con, even if I can get in free each year.  The long line ups, crowds, and heat has left a bad taste.

I found this book a year ago, and perhaps it's a product of my generation... but I found it a nice light page turner.