Things have been a bit slow here at She-Wolf Reads. The professional and the personal have become a bit overwhelming so the blog has taken a backseat as I spend this month trying to get some things done. In the meantime, I wanted to put together a list of the top five things I’ve been obsessed with lately. And yes, I do have the tendency to get a bit…excited? interested? engaged? when it comes to new things that catch my fancy. So here we go…
I love cover art, particularly fantasy cover art. I’ve been wanting to get a copy of this yearly publication but never wanted to spend the money. Hey, I’m cheap. About a week ago I finally gave in and purchased the latest edition from Amazon. I’m mad at myself for not taking the initiative to get earlier editions. The art here is…amazing to say the least. Some great work from some of my favorites like Daniel dos Santos, Kinuko Craft, Scott Fischer, Aly Fell, etc in addition to work from artists new to me (a particularly disturbing but incredible image from the artist Karla Ortiz stands out at this moment). I plan on getting the next edition when it releases in November and will most likely look at collecting some of the earlier books. If you like fantasy art, Spectrum is a great source of inspiration and awe.
I did mention work was becoming a bit overwhelming, no? The past couple of weeks I’ve reached for a glass of my favorite Malbec on Friday nights, at the week’s end, when I just need to wind down. I love this wine. I’m not a “wine person,” I like what I like. And this one…I love.
3. The Return of Network TV
I love reality TV as much as the next person. Hell, I watch all the Housewives. Yes, I said it (don’t judge me!). But boy did I miss some real network TV. I’m so excited about new shows like Nashville (which was good), the return of Revenge, The Vampire Diaries, Castle, and Parenthood (yes, I like that show…don’t judge me!). I grew up watching Dallas, Knots Landing, and Falcon Crest with my mom so I love a good primetime drama. And the Cosby Show, Family Ties and Cheers were comedies that I adored. Happy Endings (the show), anyone? For a while there, reality TV took over and cable networks were the only ones doing anything interesting. So happy to see NBC, ABC and the like holding my interest. Fingers crossed that Arrow is good…wasn’t too impressed with the first episode.
If you haven’t gotten into this site, stop here and go check it out. Hilarious.
5. Bound Books
I’ve been having an affair with my Kindle recently and my bound books have been upset. The last two books I read were paperbacks. And I’ve missed them.
So, what do you think…anything on my list sound familiar? What have you been into lately?