Nope. Still no baby. I just read that at full-term a baby grows a half a pound a week. Ulp. So here I am, steadily inflating with baby. May try acupuncture in a few days. I've never had acupuncture. I'm kind of curious. Or, maybe I'll just go into labor today :-)
Look, the movie trailer for Lovely Bones:
Looks good, I think; better than the Time Traveler's Wife trailer, which is about as Hollywood as it could possibly be. The movie might still be good though. Hard to say. I am looking forward to Audrey Niffenegger's second novel, Her Fearful Symmetry:
The book is a supernatural story about twins who inherit an apartment near a London cemetery and become embroiled in the lives of the building’s other residents and the ghost of their aunt, who left them the flat.
Cool. I didn't read Alice Sebold's follow-up to The Lovely Bones. It sounded icky. Something about a daughter killing her mother. Anyone read it? Speaking of icky follow-ups, this from Charlotte this morning about the sequel to Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go: "If Knife provided the cut, this follow-up provides the fester" -- Starred review, Booklist
Ooh, don't you love a book that festers? Ha ha. Reading "Knife" was kind of like being mugged in an alley and left there in a pool of your own blood. So painful. So I can't quite imagine how The Ask and the Answer could be worse. I mean, not worse in the sense of bad -- note the starred review -- just even more painful. I'd thought I'd certainly read the sequel, and I probably still will, but I'm not sure. I'll probably give it a shot. But really, Knife made me feel truly awful, so I don't know.
Oh, the Lovely Bones, above. If you didn't know, it's directed by Peter Jackson, one of my favorite directors. I'm also excited to see District 9, which he produced, and which comes out a week from tomorrow. So, well, maybe I won't be seeing it! But it looks good! (Embedding is disabled, for some reason, but follow the link to watch the trailer.)
P.S. Good advice OVER HERE from Stephanie on: making time to write. It's interspersed with cute teen movie crushes, too, for added excitement :-)