Tired. Sort of depressed today, although I think it's just a hormone dip. (So I am getting my warm fuzzies here.) Really tired of the spew of backlogged LJ comment notifications, not to mention Yahoo mail misbehaving--I can't do anything without having to refresh or log in again. Didn't get very far on the book--typed up some LOTR notes, stared at the monitor a lot, wallowed in general block for a while.
So it's August--that time of the year when my mother starts freaking out over Christmas shopping, which sounds less crazy when you realize that both my birthday and my sister's are in December. (Mine's the 14th, hers is the 17th--born seven years apart.) I've put several of y'all's book recommendations on my wish list, but I'm still on the lookout for a few things. Oh, and I'm ticked that Michel Faber's all like, "I could list all the books I used to research the incredibly detailed Victorian setting of Crimson Petal, but that would just bore you." NO, IT WOULDN'T. TELL ME WHAT YOU USED, HOR! The one book he mentions is The Victorian Kitchen, which is now out of print, so I'm on the lookout for a copy, used or otherwise, that doesn't cost $43.
I really like The Crimson Petal and the White so far--I've just begun the third section, and Agnes is all like, "Wow, I'm so crazy, but I'm so popular now!" Except that people are telling me that they liked the book just fine--until the end. Uh-oh.
The last I heard about a movie adaptation, Kirsten Dunst either was signed or in considerations for Sugar. This is going to sound really weird, but... I've started imagining Bryce Dallas Howard from The Village as Sugar. She seems... weird enough, if that makes any sense. I'm not sure Kirsten Dunst is my first thought for a strangely beautiful, bony, flat-chested, redheaded (okay, Mary Jane notwithstanding) prostitute with psoriasis and revenge fantasies.