Welcome to the latest Things I’m Obsessed With!
I just started The Sweet Life, which is the six-volume serial that Francine Pascal released for e-books. It’s set three years after Sweet Valley Confidential. I’m not very far in (I’ve read one chapter in the first volume) but it’s already incredibly juicy and fun. (According to Amazon, you can get the whole set in hardback in October.)
I loved the Sweet Valley series (mostly Twins, but also High) when I was younger. (The problem is that I started reading Sweet Valley Twins when I was in early elementary school and then I went to Christopher Pike and RL Stine and then pretty much to adult books, so I never read all that many of the Sweet Valley High books. Very weird, I know.) Anyway, getting to spend time with Elizabeth and Jessica as grownups is pretty awesome.
I spent probably 20 minutes Monday night talking with a coworker about American Horror Story. Season two of that show doesn’t begin until October, but most of my shows are coming back next month. I’m pretty excited; I miss my TV time. I don’t watch that many shows, and one of them (30 Rock) is definitely ending next season and I think it’s not looking too good for two others (Parks and Recreation and Private Practice). So I’m hoping to check out the TV Preview of Entertainment Weekly to see what shows I should check out.
I am notoriously picky when it comes to TV (I am a book and movie person; TV is a distant third in the race for my affection, although the shows I love I am very, very passionate about*) and as of now, this is what I watch: The Amazing Race, Private Practice, American Horror Story, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and Grey’s Anatomy. (I also watch Weeds—also ending this season—The Big C, Mad Men and Breaking Bad.) I definitely want to watch that serial killer show that Kevin Williamson’s doing (I think that premieres in January?) and I think I can add two more shows on top of that one.
So what are you obsessed with this week?
* = Have you heard me discuss Breaking Bad?