I am currently reading Case Histories by Kate Atkinson and needed to share this quote. I am a huge Kate Atkinson fan, but, as many of you know if you follow me on twitter, a huge TV fan as well. I grew up in a family of people who like science and medicine and my mother, a nurse, would be up late at night watching ER. I used to get out of bed and hide in the living room so I could catch a glimpse of that wonderful TV show my parents say was broadcasted too late for me to be up and watch it. Liars. I could be up to watch that gorgeous raven-haired nurse I admired so much, that is, the wonderful Julianna Margulies. Today, in Case Histories, I found this, and the thought of my bookish and TV life meeting is just a dream come true.
“I only came to make an appointment”, the woman said. Late thirties, jeans, T-shirt, thonged sandals, she looked fit (Jackson imagined kick-boxing) but she had dark shadows under her eyes. A Sarah Connor type. Or that nurse from ER that all men knew they would treat so much better than her on-screen boyfriends did.
Isn’t it the coolest thing? I love pop-culture references in literature 🙂 Have you encountered any references like this one?