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27 September 2010 @ 05:32 pm
too much, not enough  

Too much to do, not enough sleep to actually give a damn about doing it.

thinks i really should be doink:
- laundry
- change the kitty litter
- make banana bread
- make regular bread
- dishes
- sweep
- vacuum
- mop
- write up a suvudu blog
- addressing more of those books to send out
- oh, i must remember to sign up for the tap classes

Ted and I watched the last of s3 True Blood over the weekend. Somewhere around episode ten, Ted said, “…man, and I thought a lot happened in *your* books!” No shit. o.O I’m going to have to step it up a notch if I write the [REDACTED TO TORTURE YOU ALL] books. Seriously, I haven’t read the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Do they take place over as short a period of time as the TV show does? Because I don’t know why everybody in Bon Temps isn’t lying in a quivering heap of PTSD already, and there are a lot more books than there are TV seasons so far!

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Hexeengel Liebeslied: Tastehexeengel on September 27th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
They have altered the plots substantially for the show. For example, Maryanne in S2? Yeah, originally a minor unnamed character in one book. Tara's in a few books, but is again, a minor character. In fact, most of the TV ensamble could be described as "minor" or at best "supporting" in the books, biggest exceptions being Sookie, Bill, and Eric, really :P
kitmizkit on September 28th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
Oh, okay. I had the vague idea they were using book plots for season arcs. That's actually sort of a relief. :)
Hexeengel Liebeslied: Tastehexeengel on September 28th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
There are difinitely elements of the books' plots present, but they're not being followed to a T by any means.
CrevanFoxcrevanfox on September 27th, 2010 04:57 pm (UTC)
I've heard the show is trying to keep each season as 1 month of time for the residents of Bon Temps, while the books can take place over several days or several months each. Some of the short stories take place over an hour or 2.
Megabitchmegabitch on September 27th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
You know, I haven't really thought about it. Mind you, I have deliberately avoided the TV show (same as I've avoided the ones based on Kathy Reichs' books) because I am the type to get really agitated when the TV series "ruins" the story - one of the very few exceptions to this was the Dresden Files (and the bastards cancelled it after one season!) What I can say about the books is that I borrowed book one from my daughter, read it in one sitting and immediately went to the computer and ordered the rest in the series to date. It took me about 3-4 days to read them all. The books are fast-paced enough that it was difficult to find a place where I was willing to say "I can take a break here and go to bed/cook dinner/whatever" and put the book down rather than being desperate to find out what happened next and just get bowled along by the story.
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on September 27th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, Bones is actually based on Kathy Reichs' life and books more than being a visualization of her books.

I absolutely love Bones as a show and, having read some of Reichs' bones series, I don't think the show would spoil anything much at all. I am always vastly amused that the Temperance Brennan of Bones has written books about a forensic anthropologist named Kathy Reichs. :)
kitmizkit on September 28th, 2010 07:30 am (UTC)
*laughs* I didn't catch that, about Temperance's books being about Kathy Reichs. :)
mayakdamayakda on September 27th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
What kind of bread do you make? Do you do the whole knead rise squish rise thing?
(I'm new to bread-making and like to hear about how it's done outside of cookbooks)
kitmizkit on September 28th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
Oh, I hardly ever make bread inside of cookbooks. I find the dough makes the pages stick together... ;)

And yes, I do the whole knead rise squish rise thing. The recipe I have memorized is a white bread recipe, so that's the one I make most often, but I have a lovely honey-wheat oatmeal bread recipe, and occasionally I throw a handful of oats or wheat flour into the white bread, and once in a great while I make rye or something. I need to memorize the other recipes so I make them more often. :)
SaffronRosesaffronrose on September 28th, 2010 08:03 am (UTC)
I signed up for tap classes during one of my spates of unemployment, only to find that the class of four featured a star pupil, and the rest of us were left to follow along as best we might. I didn't last the course, and now my knees are not interested. I hope you get a better instructor, and have a blast!

I have all the Sookie novels to hit paperback to date. Just so's you know: I have tried Charlaine Harris's Aurora Teagarden and Lily Bard series, and found the main character in each too depressing to enable me to keep the books. Her single titles don't make it for me either, and the Harper Connolly series is on the edge.

My sister was blessed for changing the kitty litter: she couldn't smell things most of the time, so she had an easier time of cleaning up after the cats than many of us have.

Here's some energy for some good sleep time/quality.
Dónalsacristan on September 28th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
I'm listening to the unabridged audio books on Audible.co.uk, and damn, they're set close together. I'm on book 5 and the events in book 2 are "a few months ago".

Any chance of the Old Races books showing up on Audible in the UK? I know it's probably a Rights issue, but I originally joined to get at your back catalogue, and they're only on Audible.com, alas.
kit: negotiatormizkit on September 28th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC)
I don't know. They're available at audible.com, but I don't know what hoops need to be jumped through to get them in the UK. None of my books have sold to UK publishers, so seeing UK versions of the audio books seems unlikely.