I'm thinking about things I'm obsessed with lately.
Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, a travel show to very offbeat places, but also a foodie show (which I’m not, or didn’t think I was until this). At first I found him to be wayyy full of himself, but I got totally hooked into the show watching the Tokyo’s dark nightlife episode, and the Detroit one where industrious folks set up makeshift eateries in their yards and living rooms. I’ve walked the streets of Detroit. It’s a train wreck, but a fascinating one. Here is Bourdain in Libya, uh, yeah. His wicked humor and clever scripts have invaded my brain. So, as a convert, I’m on a marathon episode watch.
I’m preoccupied with reading romance, since I’ve been writing new adult romance. Easy by Tammara Webber rises far above the pack. M Leighton’s Down to You with sexy twins Cash and Nash is sizzling yet silly in a super-fun way, and Aubrie Dionne’s space opera romance Colonization is quite creative (with beautiful yet creeptastic killer plants). I'm getting used to my pen name, Kitsy Clare in prepping for the launch of my NA romance novella, Model Position in early 2014. And I'm passionate about bad boy artist, Casper Mason in my next romance WIP.
I’m absorbed by holiday shopping, trying to find the perfect gifts for people: Craig Venter’s book, Life at the Speed of Light for my science nerd friend, vinyls at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for my musically inclined son, Met opera tickets for the hubby--should it be Borodin's Prince Igor, Puccini's Madame Butterfly or Dvorak's Rusalka? Wow, the choices! Oh, and I booked an upcoming anniversary trip to the Dominican Republic, it doesn’t get much
better than that! Looking forward to riding dune buggies and segways, and taking a horseback trek through the jungle. You?
What are you obsessed with this season? Any cool new finds for holiday gifts?