I’m sure I’m not alone in having made some new discoveries this year. Some of them were good, some of them were bad (for me), and some of them were downright weird. But they will (partly) define my year. So let’s share our new discoveries. Here’s mine:
Best new-to-me show: Rizzoli and Isles. I just love how those two women banter!
Worst new idea for a candy ever: Dark chocolate with bacon. OMG, but that was vile. I can’t believe anybody eats it!
Best new wine: Moscato. What can I say–I like sweet, sparkling wines!
Best new-to-me cheese: Smoked gouda with bacon. Now THAT’s where you put bacon.
Best new travel experience: Visiting the Scottish Highlands. When can I go back?
Worst new travel experience: Sharing the train to Scotland with several drunk, middle-aged Scotsmen. The state of those bathrooms put a damper on the whole Scotsman fantasy.
Best new achievement by a family member: My autistic son got a job bussing tables!
Best new movie: Silver Linings Playbook–quirky and life-affirming. I loved it.
Worst new-to-me movie: Martha Marcy May Marlene. I don’t care if Sundance DID love it. I can’t stand it when ambiguity in a narrative is seen as “profound.” It went nowhere and ended in the same place, which annoyed me.
I could probably go on, but I will stop here.
So what were your great discoveries in 2012? You can use my categories or make up your own!
Sabrina Jeffries is the NYT bestselling author of a whole bunch of historical romance novels for Pocket Books and Avon Books, as well as a caffeine addict, Third Culture Kid, chocoholic, and jigsaw puzzle aficionado. Before writing as SJ, she wrote 8 historicals as Deborah Martin (now being revised and re-released) and 3 contemporary paranormal romantic suspense novels as Deborah Nicholas. Her 24th SJ book, WHAT THE DUKE DESIRES, will be out in June, and her first revised Deborah Martin re-release, BY LOVE UNVEILED, is out now!
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