Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Read, New TV Show

I'm not much good with change, I'm really not. Change sometimes lets me down, makes me nervous, disappoints me; all or any of these reasons are what makes me wary of change.  So, I reckon my inability to accept very much change probably, quite often,  keeps me from trying new things.  But, sometimes, on rare occasions, I throw caution to the winds and discover a sweet surprise or two from something new.  This past week, and this evening, I've done just that.  So let me tell you about it.

First, I moved from my usual path of horror/murder/suspense novels to discover a really well written, first work of fiction, by Sherri Wood Emmons.  Prayers and Lies is a novel that manages from the first page to make you feel as welcome as any visitor to the South is made to feel; welcome and well fed (belly and soul). An awesome book about love of family, family secrets, and innocence lost.

My second surprise was my first viewing of Harry's Law.  This is a new program that started airing last month I believe.  I've always loved Kathy Bates, who plays a lawyer in the show, but I'm not so crazy about lawyer shows.  For lack of anything else on TV this evening we watched back to back episodes of Harry's Law    and I was hooked once she takes out her gun and shoots a rat in her office without a change of expression or anything.  This gal could be my friend!  I think it will be coming on around 9 on Monday evenings and I'll be watching for it.


Sally said...

I'm the same way about change, Ms Brenda, but sometimes it's good to step out of the box. That book sounds like something I'd really like, and will look for it.

Happy Valentine's Day!! ((hugs))

Jeanette said...

I know I'm probably rare but I LOVE change...what I don't deal well with is the monotony of the same thing over and over again! Like you I never was a fan of law shows but I'll be checking that new show out now. I always did like Kathy Bates!

Out on the prairie said...

I rotate with my reading, often telling my librarian I need something new.This time of year I get back into some nonfiction and also what others offered as a good read.

Paxie said...

I've been thinking I'd like this show and I'll watch tonight.

Change...not me either. I enjoy the comfort of a rut.

Donna said...

I'll have to check out that book! I heard about Harry's Law and Kathy Bates' character sounds like a hoot. But I already watch too many shows as it is!

I'm proud of you trying to mix it up a bit with some change. Just doing the first little step is the hardest, and then it becomes easier!

Donna said...

LOVE Kathy Bates here too...I'll have to look for it...And, that book sounds good! Right up my alley girl!
Thanks for these tips!!

Virginia Gal said...

I hate change as well. I'm no good with it.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Harry's Law, Kathy Bates is the best. This show will be a new regular for me. Remember her in "Misery" with James Kahn? Scarey!