Lately it seems like the universe is trying to tell me something. Or perhaps the Powers That Be, just want me to watch more movies or something. *laughs* But out of the last 6 books I’ve read, all of them have had movie or tv show references.
The book I’m currently reading keeps mentioning The Love Boat, and various Elvis movies. The three I finished before this, all had Xena references (seriously! Three books in a row, three different genres!), and the two before that both had some kind of Harry Potter reference.
I love Xena and Harry Potter, I own all the Harry Potter books and movies, and I’ve watched every episode of Xena. I like Elvis, have seen some of the movies, and as a kid I would occasionally watch episodes of The Love Boat if mom was watching them and I wasn’t doing anything else.
So it’s possible that I just notice references to things I like more. I know there have been Buffy the Vampire Slayer references in some of the books I’ve read this year as well. But usually, I don’t end up with multiple books in a row that all mention the same show/movie/book.
The books have all been published in different years as well. At least one of the books came out in 2009, and two of the others came out in the last few months, or will be out next month. So it’s not a case of ‘oh this book was written when x-show was on the air.’
It’s kind of funny thinking about it, how many books in a row mentioned the same thing. I’m only half-way through my current read, but if Xena pops up in this one as well I think I may have to go find some episodes to watch. Because four times in a row sounds like it’s stretching the realm of coincidence!
Has this ever happened to you? How many books in a row have you read that all referenced the same show/movie/book? Do you notice if a book references another book/movie/show? If you notice, does it then make you want to go back and watch the movie/show or read the other book?