Just finished reading The Revolution Was Televised by Alan Sepinwall (minus the Friday Night Lights chapter as I haven't finished the show) and liked it a lot. It was a neat look back at certain shows the writer felt really brought a new age to television (thanks for the rec Cameron) and now am deciding between a few books. I'm debating starting a full re-read of the Wheel of Time series and between every book reading something else but not sure. Also not sure if I'm ready for another brutal crime fiction book, I love them a lot but man, they really wear me down (I really want to read the LA Quartet but I'm hesitant as I've heard they're rather harsh).
I..don't remember recommending this, but you're welcome! I'm gonna get Sepinwall's book soon as I can.
I wouldn't give the WoT books to my worst enemies.
January Magazine's best crime novels of the year goes up in 2 or 3 weeks, you'll have plenty of good choices there. Have you read Niceville by Carsten Stroud yet? It's like Twin Peaks, but southern gothic and wryly funny. Hell, there's even a ghost and a hell of a revelation of a character at the end. Weirdly, the L.A. Quartet may be Ellroy's most optimistic series because the bad guys do get theirs by the very end and the redemption arcs in L.A. Confidential of a couple characters are well done.