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03 March 2008 @ 03:41 pm
Interests Meme  
It's joonscribble's fault.

This collage has been removed by myself due to the fact that for some reason, several of the pictures were replaced with rather risqué images.
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donutsweeperdonutsweeper on March 3rd, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
Nero Wolfe! And Richard Sharpe! This meme is so cool to see what everyone has up.
The Writer They Call Tay: DW: Rose cutieawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Another person who knows what (who?) Nero Wolfe is! We are so few and far between. Sharpe is part of my Napoleonic wars obsession. And my Sean Bean obsession. :D
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on March 4th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
I own about 2/3 of the Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books, and many of the Sharpe's. I discovered both through TV- Sean Bean was perfect as Sharpe and the entire casting of the Nero Wolfe's by A&E were perfect. Both are excellent, absolutely excellent reads.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wizard wizardingawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
It's so hard to get your hands on Nero Wolfe books these days. It's taken a lot of scouting on my part to get the few I've read. A few off ebay, some of the reprints they put out when the series was on and then my mother's uber awesome second hand store shopping abilities. The TV series was what originally got me into the books. I was so sad when it was cancelled. I thought they really got into their stride in the second season.

I've only read one Sharpe book, but I enjoyed it thoroughly. My mum picked it up at a second hand store and it turned out to be the first of the series. I haven't seen all of the mini-series-es yet, but my mum and I are working our way through them. It's the whim of Zip.ca whether or not they get sent. ;-)
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on March 4th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
I'm very lucky to have an AWESOME used mystery bookstore in my backyard where I picked up 20 or so Rex Stouts and many Bernard Cornwell's. Also there is a great library system here and I was able to read all the Sharpe's through it. (I stopped reading them a few years ago, I wasn't that interested in the India ones (where he is promoted to Ensign and then Lt.)

Which Sharpe did you read?
The Writer They Call Tay: Firefly: Mal messawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
Our local library is the pits. They did have a few Rex Stout books that I read, but nothing else of interest. Plus the library lady scares me and glares at everyone who comes in and gives you the most terrible look if you dare to ask her a question.

I read Sharpe's Tiger, actually. Which I think is chronologically the first one, but not the first written. He's in India in that one.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on March 4th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
yep, chronologically the first. Not bad, and I love the scene where he saves Wellington (well, I think he was still Arthur Wellesley then). Sharpe's Rifles and Eagle are probably my two favorites and I think they are (going by year written) the first ones.

That stinks that your library is no good. Do you ever travel to where there is a better system?
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wandawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
Our libraries around here all belong to the same system, I believe. I haven't checked the one across the street from the mall yet, though. Part of the problem is I don't know how to drive yet (I'm planning on learning, finally, in the Spring), so wherever I go I need to be driven and then someone has to drop it off again when it needs to be returned. I looked on the library computer for Jim Butcher books and the one I wanted was in a library about an hour away by drive (on the way to the cottage we stay at, actually) and you can't borrow them between libraries. I've since bought it for about the price it would have cause in gas to get down there to borrow it. ;-)

Apparently there is a mystery bookstore downtown, though, so one of these days I'll get down there to it and take a look.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on March 4th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Wow- what a dreadful library system! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the driving lessons go well and you can get to other libraries or that mystery bookstore soon!
formerly lifeinsomniac: MoranSortedjoonscribble on March 3rd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Poirot!! Awesome...
The Writer They Call Tay: Firefly: Kaylee cuteawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)
Yes, I have yet to find an Agatha Christie novel I didn't love. Even her autobiography is the Best Thing Ever. And I love the little Belgian in all his egg-shaped headed and ridiculously mustached glory.
formerly lifeinsomniac: MoranSortedjoonscribble on March 4th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Have you ever watched the newer Miss Marple with Geraldine McEwan? I love her in that role. At first it took me awhile to get used to her brand of Marple, but I just love all the awesome guest stars that show gets.
The Writer They Call Tay: DW: Rose cutieawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
I've seen a few of them. They show them on CBC here sometimes. I think I saw...the end of the Body in the Library, the Moving Finger (which was awesome), The Murder at the Vicarage and...Toward Zero. I think McEwan does a lovely job. All sweet and innocent and unassuming. I haven't seen any other versions of Miss Marple to compare her too, however.
formerly lifeinsomniac: bunnysamajoonscribble on March 4th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
I think Toward Zero's my personal favorite. The story's pretty good and the episode's just chock full of awesome guest stars. Plus, watching diminutive, soft-spoken, wizened Miss Marple push a man overboard into the sea never gets old.
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry and Murphyawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Hehe! Very true. I'm always happy with an Agatha Christie story because the person I never suspected did the crime and the young miss always ends up with the right guy. The scene with Jerry and Megan (? I think that's her name) at the end of the Moving Finger made me melt. Melt! *is a hopeless romantic*
tigerkat24tigerkat24 on March 3rd, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
Props for Rachel Weisz, and is that North and South I spy next to POTO?
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: wizard wizardingawanderingbard on March 4th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
I think that's actually Aishwarya Rai, but looking at it now she does look remarkably like Rachel Weisz in that picture. I do think Rachel is awesome, though. Aishwarya is my girl!crush.

I believe that is North and South, it came up under 'period drama'. I heart North and South, though. Richard Armitage has such a Sean Bean accent. Well, I suppose it's a Yorkshire/Northern England accent, but it's a Sean Bean accent in my heart.