The Week in Entertainment
DVD: Some more of 55 Degrees North, which I'm still enjoying.
TV: The last three of Once Upon a Time, which wrapped up with a really nice dragon. But I really hope they didn't just push the reset button, only with Rumple in control instead of Regina. That would be lame. Jesse Stone: Benefit of Doubt. I do like these brooding movies; Tom Selleck is good in the role. Dolphin Tale, which was really quite moving.
Read: Silent, a brilliant YA paranormal that I discovered in reading this Big Idea entry at Whatever. Also Half-Sick of Shadows, one of the co-winners of the inaugural ‘Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Award’, which was pretty good but, for me, sort of lost it at the very end; your mileage might well vary. A very engaging mystery set in Thailand called Killed at the Whim of a Hat - I love Google Maps; I found the little town it's set in and there were photos, even of the navy monument the narrator mentions. It's by a writer called Colin Cotterill, who has another series - the Dr Siri series, about an aged (70+) Communist-because-his-wife-was doctor pressed into service as the coroner for Laos in the immediate aftermath of the Pathet Lao takeover. I had never heard of them, but I gave the first, The Coroner's Lunch, a try and loved it - a blend of political satire, mystery, and mild paranormal, with a fascinating protagonist. I've picked up the rest (the wonderful thing/big problem with the Kindle) and will be reading them all.