Do you like (love!) mystery books?
My mother adored them and so I became hooked at an early age. And we loved mystery movies too! Perhaps that will be a topic down the road.
When I was in my twenties, there was a wonderful bookstore called "The Scene of the Crime" nearby and we'd go and get piles of books. Smiles from ear to ear. We had a mission to collect all of Agatha Christie's books - I think we accomplished that, if memory serves??? Well certainly, nearly, at any rate.
They had book signings at the store and I can remember going to see Dick Francis one time and then Jonathan Gash another weekend. Jonathan Gash came with the dapper and charming Ian McShane (who was with his beautiful wife). Jonathan Gash's current book must have come out during the time the series (based on his lead character, the antique dealer), "Lovejoy" was running in England, I don't think it had appeared here on A&E yet.
edited to add: I reread the above paragraph and realized that I neglected to say that Ian McShane starred as Lovejoy in the Lovejoy series - hopefully now it will make some sense that I brought up Ian McShane. Sorry. My typing fingers get ahead of my brain.
(sidetrack: Remember the good old days when A&E used to show wonderful British shows?!!)
Anyway, back to the topic at hand ... although I love to meander and wander all over the place ...
There was a glowing book review for a new mystery, "Wife of the Gods", in the Los Angeles Times this past week. So you know what's at the top of my to do list this weekend - hit the bookstore.