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Hoping I can get some recommendations on books to read or shows to watch from everyone.

For the next three weeks I will be pretty much house-bound. My mom fell and broke her humerus bone. She normally uses a walker to get around, so right now she needs help to do almost everything. I am working from home for a month to take care of her.

I have been home for one week and managed to catch up on a couple of shows – Castle and NCIS, but now I am looking for any recommendations on television shows, movies, or books since I spend a lot more time around the house --- cleaning is getting boring!

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



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Nov. 16th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
Best wishes to you and your mom!

I like the TV shows Gotham (kind of dark though), Arrow, Revenge, Haven, Eureka, Suits, Leverage, Almost Human.

Nov. 17th, 2014 11:48 am (UTC)
Thank you for the recommendations, a few of my friends watch Arrow so I think I’ll start there today and work into the others. I used to watch Suits and for some reason haven’t watched is in awhile --- time to go back and check it out.
Thanks again!
Nov. 16th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Best wishes to you mom for her speedy recovery, and hugs to you for being such a good and devoted daughter.

TV recs - On Netflix - Inspector Morse, Foyle's War, Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Call the Midwife, Farscape, and for a hoot, the original Mission: Impossible. Both the original (British) and the American versions of House of Cards are riveting. For pure entertainment, there's Scandal and The Good Wife.

Book Recs - (provided you like fantasy) Anything by Sharon Shinn, but especially the Twelve Houses series (six books) and the Samaria series (five or six books). Patricia McKillip's Riddle Master Trilogy, Lois McMaster Bujold's Chalion Trilogy. If you want historical fiction - Hillary Mantel's Wolf Hall. If you like literary essays, any of the "Best American Essay" volumes - edited by Robert Atwan.

Movies - My all time favorite is The Lion in Winter (the original theatrical movie, not the HBO remake, which is good - but the original has Katherine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole). And speaking of the Great Kate, Desk Set - which is a total hoot about the dawn of the information age. The King's Speech is fantastic. So is The Iron Lady (about Margaret Thatcher).

Again, my best wishes to you and your family.
Nov. 17th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the wishes and recommendations.

Unfortunately I don’t have Netflix, but may look into it. But the fantasy books I will be busy downloading – I love fantasy books.

Desk Set is one of my favorite movies – I know I have a copy so I will have to find it and watch it, maybe make a day of Katherine Hepburn movies – I think I have most of them :D

Thanks again.
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