I love historical fiction. It is my thing. I love getting lost in a book, or TV series, based on fact, with colorful characters interspersed with real historical figures.
I was lucky to have stumbled across the OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabaldon right before my cancer diagnosis this winter. Lucky, because I had my Kindle Fire with me at every appointment, in every waiting room, and in bed at night when my mind wanted to run amok. Claire and Jamie took me away, helped me escape, and let me forget about my stuff for a while. But alas, seven big books later, I finished, and book eight doesn't come out until spring 2013.
There is a mourning period after the end of a good book immersion. Mine took about two weeks. I then felt ready to jump back into something absorbing.
And now I have a new show! Two friends (I have such great friends) suggested Downton Abbey to me. I have a history of getting lost in Tudor history, so I guess they both figured anything historical and British-y would do. They were right! I stayed up and watched the ENTIRE first season last night. I love NETFLIX, really I do. And I have to say, it works best when I use my eldest sons' Xbox. I can't wait to get season two on DVD.
I also squeezed in Mitch Albom's book Have A Little Faith, a very small, quick read. I am a bit fascinated with religion, comparative religion and spiritual journeys. I must be on one myself, but haven't quite figured it out yet.
Be well, my friends.