What does a favourite cooking show have to do with crime fiction? Plenty when it is Law & Order reruns.
Yes, you will often find me baking or making dinner to the familiar sounds of L&O characters working their way through another crime scene and into the courtroom. I generally prefer the original however I do switch between that, SVU and CI.
After 20 seasons it is fun to note who has made it big. An episode I baked through the other day featured Laura Linney (four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.) She is but one among many who if not as successful in terms of awards and recognition, have created strong and consistent acting careers from their L&O days.
Why, you ask? After all I could be using my iPhone to listen to one of the many books stacking up unread. But that would require concentration and then I would lose count – was that three or four cups of flour? For me, it is the familiarity and rhythm of the TV series that matters in this case. Not to mention the ease of rewind.
What is your offbeat method of including crime fiction in your day? Any unusual habits you wish to share with us?