Catching Up–Progress with Game of Thrones and other stuff

I’m just about done with Game of Thrones; I have 20 more pages and I’m finished.  I need a break from fantasy so I will get started on the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by this weekend.

I’m also still plugging away at Lord of the Rings and Sheba by Tosca Lee.   I’m enjoying reacquainting myself with LOTR but it’s another long one, so I will take my time getting through it.  I’m loving Sheba.


I did watch the first episode of the TV show Game of Thrones.  Most of the show is filmed in Ireland; the photography is gorgeous. The acting, sets and costumes are good.  I won’t be going out of my way to continue watching it; it follows the book fairly closely and I don’t want to rehash the book.

I’ve also been reacquainting myself with the TV show Highlander after not watching it for a number of years.  It’s a good show; the different timelines between the past and present are interesting.

And of course it helps that Adrian Paul is nice-looking.  🙂



Once Upon A Time


 I’ve been catching up on Once Upon A Time and I’m enjoying it.  I watched part of the first season, then got occupied, and they were in Neverland the next episode I watched.  It’s a little tricky to follow if you haven’t watched it regularly so I’ve gone back to see how they end up in Neverland.

I like Rumplestiltskin/Gold, Emma and Henry a lot.  I don’t condone Rumple’s manipulation, but I do understand where he’s coming from, especially after the Desperate Souls episode.

Emma is straightforward and has a good head on her shoulders; she’s keeping everything together and keeping Regina from getting her way. (I do not, and I will never like, Regina. I can sort of understand how she might feel trapped, but that is not an excuse for her vindictiveness).

Henry is the one who has figured things out and knows what needs to be done to defeat Regina, and he’s a good kid.

I am looking forward to seeing what happens.