So as of today, I’ve now read 34 books for the year. I’m still plugging away at reading my own books as part of Read My Own Books Month as hosted by Michelle at That’s What She Read. I just finished Say It With Bullets by Richard Powell, another one of the Hard Case Crime books, on Monday.
Next? I’m taking an unexpected break in my reading of Hard Case Crime books as I had a book come in from the library that was on the hold list. The book is The Fifth Witness, the fourth Mickey Haller book, by Michael Connelly. Earlier this year, I had read The Reversal, the third Haller, and I just watched The Lincoln Lawyer a few weeks back, and so when I heard this one was out, I had to put it on the hold list.
As for what I’ve watched this week, unlike with my reading, I actually got out of the States for some of my TV watching. The Netflix list this time is relatively short: the British crime series Waking the Dead, the cartoon comedies King of the Hill and Home Movies, and 13 Assassins, with the latter being the best of this week’s crop:
While at my father-in-law’s this weekend, I did take advantage of his cable and watched Toy Story 3 on Starz as well as Inspector Montalbano on MHz Networks, the latter based off the Italian murder mysteries written by Andrea Camilleri. I also watched a free show from Verizon Fios Demand: Amy Winehouse, I Told You I Was Trouble, Live From Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London 2007 that was simply amazing (click the link to hear what I’m talking about, the rest of the concert also is available on YouTube). Out of those, the best hands-down is Toy Story 3.
So do you read, watch, listen to international books, TVs, movies and/or music? If so, what are some of your favorites?
In addition to those books, TV shows, movies already mentioned, I’ll mention one of my favorite international musicians, Yothi Yindi, the Australian band and leave you with one of the songs from their 1992 album, Treaty: