Waterstone's in Oxford Street, the one near Tottenham Court Road tube station, has a whole section labelled "Paranormal Romance". This a.) sounds like a wonderfully precise name for a genre, and b.) sounds like the sort of genre I'd quite like.
Also, has anybody else seen the cover of the latest Lucifer Box novel? 'Cos seriously, is that a pitch perfect pastiche of the early Bond hardback covers or what? Lovely. High time I picked up a copy of The Vesuvius Club.
Christmas double issue of Radio Times is out, and...oh, smeg. Just glue me to a seat in front of the TV for the duration, because, quite frankly, why would I want to bother moving? There really is a ton of good stuff on this year.
Sad to hear of David Tennant's back injury causing him to pull out of performances of Hamlet. Hope he gets better asap.
Even sadder to hear the news of Oliver Postgate's death. :o( As a committed pacifist and conscientious objector, and the creator of some of my favourite childhood memories, he'll always be a hero of mine. I recommend his autobiography to anyone who hasn't read it.
And on a random note, am I alone in thinking that last night's Spooks may have been written by a fan of the SIsters of Mercy, or at least their less musical side-project The Sisterhood? 2-5-0-0-2-5, Finland Red Egypt White, and Rain from heaven, all cropped up in a very short space of time in that episode, and I'm sure if I watched with my full attention I could pick up some other references... (Did anyone utter the word "Jihad" at any time in the episode?)