I have not been blogging lately because I have a new obsession: the British TV series Wire in the Blood. Why can’t I just watch some episodes here and there at my leisure? No, I have to watch them all whenever I have a free moment. Compulsions! There were six seasons and I am on the fourth. Each season has had four shows of great TV viewing. Robson Green, Hermione Norris, and Simone Lahbib are the stars. Also, I love it when I am watching a series and some of the guest stars pop up that I really enjoy—like some of the Sharpe series actors (wouldn’t you know?). The first couple of Wire in the Blood episode featured Philip Whitchurch (Captain William Frederickson) from the 1994, 1996, and 1997 Sharpe seasons in a supporting role and then later Daragh O’Malley was the lead (and very creepy) guest star–nary of trace of Patrick Harper. Who knows who will show up next?
I am still reading the Sharpe books chronologically, but have taken a short break. I’m on Sharpe’s Company (where Sharpe and Teresa Moreno are at Badajoz).
The Dallas Museum of Art has a new sculpture exhibit that I cannot wait to see. This show is entitled The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy. This exhibition was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC before Dallas and The Wall Street Journal has a link to a slideshow to pique your interest.
Speaking of the DMA, I am just a little excited to hear Pat Conroy speak in November about his new book being released in early November entitled My Reading Life.