That Woman Who Reads, Not That Woman Who Watches

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on October 25, 2012

in All About Me,Mama Likes,Smut Book Club Book Recommendations,TV

Until not to long ago, I would have never thought I’d be the kind of person who opted to read instead of watch TV.

This is me, the Queen of the DVR, we’re talking about. The girl who took on the alias “TiVoMama” back when we all started giving ourselves an alias for anonymous internetting. I wasn’t even a real “Mama” at the time, and yet I thought of myself as a mother to my TiVo.

I had a first generation TiVo. In the olden days of DVRs, TiVo didn’t even work with our cable box so we had a not-so-reliable IR cable from the TiVo that would physically send a signal to the cable box, changing the channel like a remote. I’d say it worked about 75% of the time, thus leaving me paranoid that ER wouldn’t get recorded or I’d be left without the most recent episode of Friends.

My history with TV obsession is well-documented. But now I’m finding myself going to bed BEFORE 11PM just to read.

I don’t even know who I am anymore.

Even sitting here writing this, I’m thinking not about watching the latest* episode of Downton Abbey. Instead, I’m thinking about finishing the preview copy** of Olivia Cunning’s 4th Sinners installment, Hot Ticket.

*Thanks to a fellow Downton Abbey superfan (whom I can’t seem to find a link to now), there’s a way to watch the currently-airing-in-The-UK season 3 Downton Abbey in the US.

  1. Download Tunnelbear (Pay for the unlimited. $5/month is a small price to pay for watching before your friends.)
  2. Start up Tunnelbear, making sure to click on “UK.”
  3. Go to iTV.
  4. Start watching season 3 of Downton Abbey.
  5. Send me a Thank You basket of homemade brownies.

**Thanks to my newfound “job” as a smut peddler, I’m privy to receiving preview copies of upcoming book releases. It’s pretty much one of the best things ever, especially when it comes to my literary boyfriends.

So now I’m That Woman who chooses to spend her time lying in bed reading about imaginary people’s love lives and not That Woman who spends her time lying on the couch watching imaginary people’s interesting lives.

Who am I?

I feel like those people who wake up in a bathtub full of ice missing a kidney, wondering how I got naked and shaved in the first place.

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1 Nuala Reilly October 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I love Downton Abbey. I have been watching season three online. Sooo awesome!

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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] October 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

RIGHT? Love it.
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3 Sherry Carr-Smith October 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I love you even more for the book love now.
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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] October 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

You love me more because I read smut books? Well…that’s enough of a reason for me to continue reading my smut!
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5 Jenbug October 25, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Does that work for older Downton Abbey episodes? I’m dying to watch it, but don’t know how.

And I just love that you’re reading all that smut, woman! My nook hasn’t been that happy in a long time. Ha ha! Nook. *snort*
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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] October 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Season 1 is on Netflix streaming: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Masterpiece_Classic_Downton_Abbey/70213223?trkid=2361637

YOU? Are welcome.
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7 Corey Feldman October 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

It’s hard to find that balance. Only so many hours in the day. So much to read and watch.
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