I'm considering giving the books a try, but I have been reliably informed that they are difficult, confusing and need more re-reads than the Wheel of Time. But I do need something new to read, so it might be worth a go, especially since unless the story is drastically different, having seen the show should help me out.
Typically, as it had now been cancelled, I'm really starting to like Stargate Universe. I've just seen the McKay episode, and obviously that was bound to endear it to me, anything with David Hewlett in automatically becomes awesome, but the stories are becoming much more engaging and much more human, and they even put in a bit of humour in the previous episode. Not so much in the McKay episode, oddly, could have done with a few more laughs, but they were in there.
While on the subject of cancelled shows, I've just seen an advert for the new episodes of Caprica. That's a series that should never have been cancelled, it was fascinating from the start and okay it was very different from Battlestar Galactica, but it was awesome in a totally different. I'm looking forward to the new episodes, but it's going to be bittersweet, knowing that's it.