Still Reading: Same books; Nicholas and Alexandra (still on ch. 3) and My Sister's Keeper (last section?) this one's good! I should have it finished by later today.
E-book: Haven't started Claire's yet, but my friends Dakota Rebel and Barbara Huffert have a new one out through Total-E-Bound; they're part of the Bound Brits anthology. Go check it out; http://www.totalebound.com/ (I hope that's the right addy...if not, go to http://www.vampsmut.blogspot.com/ and link to it on Dakota's site. She's on a roll; Sweet Dreams two weeks ago; this one today; and Hello sometime next month. Is there no stopping her? As if we'd even want to...)
I discovered something last night. We don't get the ABC network. Therefore...I had to wait until this morning to find out who won.
I was thrilled to see Ratatouille won for Best Animated Picture, and that the woman who wrote Juno won for Best Screenplay. But the rest, I just didn't care about. Although, I would have like to have seen Best Director go the the guy who is now following in his father footsteps as a director and is a first-time nominee (Saw this story on CBS Sunday Morning a few weeks back, and can't remember the director's name...I think the movie was Juno). And I was sort of hoping Johnny Depp would win for Sweeney Todd, since many of my friends loved the movie.
Why did I really not care? Because the last movie I saw in a theatre was Harry Potter, and when I DVR something, I skip commercials, including movie trailers, unless something reaches out and grabs my attention.
I would like to see Sweeney Todd, and I'm interested in seeing Juno, but the rest of them...unless a member of my family happens to rent it, or it shows up on network TV, I'm not likely to see any of the films honored last night. Except Disney's...I always buy the Disney DVDs!
Contrast this with my enthusiasm four years ago, when I went into labor with my caboose. My water broke at 10:30 pm; Best Picture award was still quite aways off, but when we finally arrived at the hospital, I had two things on my mind: Turn on the TV so I could see if Lord of the Rings 3 had won yet, and 2) Don't let this child be born until after midnight! It was February 29th, and I had no desire to have a Leap Year baby.
Yes, LOTR did win, and yes, I was only dialated at 5cm, so not only did I get an epidural for the first time, baby boy arrived at 3:29 am on March 1st. We only had to push for 29 minutes, beating his sister's push time of 30. And as his older brother arrived at 3:41 am twelve years and three months earlier, he won the clock race as well.
Why did I mention the last part? Sommer's having a tiny contest on her blog http://www.smutgirl.blogspot.com about sleep deprivation. One of mine relates to that story. And remember the hoopla on this blog, concerning Kelly's upcoming release? Apparently the critics agree with me (or bought into the hype, anyway, LOL) and Kelly's posted her first official glowing review on http://www.kkirch.blogspot.com/. And whoo hoo! AJ's flogged my contest and asking about what readers want in romance novels on http://www.amarindajones.blogspot.com/.
What E-book did I finish on January 11, 2008?
Collect the answers and email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by the weekend. Winner will be announced next Monday!