- Crafty TV Writing (Alex Epstein – because you never know)
- Electricity (Victoria Glendinning – one of my heroes)
- The Library at Night (Alberto Manguel – another one)
- The Thief Taker (Janet Gleeson – not – why do so many writers of historical fiction cram an encyclopedia of period detail into the first chapter?)
- Essentials of Screenwriting (Richard Walter)
- Critique of Criminal Reason (Michael Gregorio, the pseudonym of Michael G. Jacob and Daniela De Gregorio, and not bad really)
- Women in Seventeenth Century France (Wendy Gibson, who seems to have written an entire book without mentioning the most interesting woman in seventeenth century France, but never mind)
- The Seven Ages of Paris (Alistair Horne)
- The Three Musketeers (Dumas, of course – one more time).
- My author’s note for Act of Faith, which took far longer than it should have because I kept wanting to look up all my references all over again – it heads off for typesetting shortly
- Third person present tense [sigh]
- Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (but I might have mentioned that once or twice already). Mind you, Glee and The Good Wife come back this week so some semblance of sanity may return
- Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole in 3, which I have to say was pretty funny – if you get all the references to war movies, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
- French – Earworms CDs
- My girlfriend playing Justin Timberlake over and over.
Planning trips to
- Byron Bay, next week
- Amsterdam and Cambridge, for research
- France, this time next year, for research.
- The days until the next Harry Potter film opens.