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Not as productive a day as I had hoped

Won't be around much tomorrow--it's the birthday of a friend of mine, so we're going out to a movie and then meeting other friends for dinner. Have gotten a number of tiny things for Secret Life via readers--they'll be fun to incorporate, but I'm not sure when the next installment will go up. Looks like it's going to be a busy week.

Question from my mother: does anyone out here sell Lia Sophia jewelry? Her old pusher's moved away, and she needs a new hookup.

Also, I have worn out the beloved paperback of Jane Eyre that I have had since I was thirteen, and I need a new copy. I want a hardback this time --I heard something about an annotated version, but can't find one. Can anyone recommend a good edition?

(Man, I don't know that I'd actually sat down and read the whole thing through since I was in college, and it is such a different book to me now. Jane always seemed meek and retiring, in a virtuous heroine kind of way--in comparison to me as a modern, unrestrained teenager. Now that 1) I'm older and 2) I've spent a lot of time studying the Victorian era, it's amazing to realize what a rebel Jane actually is, in her own controlled way. I also thought I'd go back and reread something I thought was so swoonworthy when I was thirteen and find it kind of silly now, but--damn, it is so much more fiery than I remembered. Maybe because I know more about the Victorian era now, I don't know. And for the first time, I actually understood why the hell the stuff about Lowood and the Rivers cousins was in there, in terms of what it says about Jane's moral character, how it was formed, and how that plays out. [Of course, when I was thirteen, I was all just MOAR ROCHESTER.] I'm gonna have to get the miniseries they made a couple of years back now.)

Linkspam:

David Carradine’s Family Seeks FBI Investigation. I'm not even going to mention this whole saga again unless something of distinct and verified note happens, because it's gotten really, really ugly. It's on every major news site, so if you want to look into it, you can elsewhere.

Muse sell out UK tour in minutes.

"Smell Of Books" Here To Answer Your E-Book Prayers.

Young Adult Fiction Is Dark For A Reason.

Celebrate My Little Pony's 25th Anniversary By Wearing Her Behind On Your Lapel. This seems... ill-advised at best.

True Blood - Season 2 Cast Promotional Photos. Y hello thar, ASkars.

Kathy Bates, Tim Curry headline cast of SCI FI's upcoming 'Alice.'

Futurama returns?

Images: First Look: Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela in 'Invictus'; New 'Public Enemies' photos; '9,' A Sneak Peek; Hi-Res 'Clash of the Titans' Photos!; First Look: James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in 'Howl'; Rachel McAdams & Jeff Goldblum: 'Morning Glory'; Check This Out: Coffee Stained 'Winged Creatures' Poster; Final Poster Debut for Nora Ephron's 'Julie and Julia'; Run! It's Another 'Transformers 2' Poster!; Naughty 'Piranha' Pics Bare Some Skin; Spider-Man 4 Teaser Poster Fake.

Trailers and clips: 'The Final Destination' Trailer Hits!; Worth Watching - 'Accidents Happen' Teaser Trailer; 'One Eyed Monster': The year's trashiest trailer. Officially.

trailer_spot: Shrink, Final Destination, It Might Get Loud, District 9.

Land of the Lost Declared "First Bomb of Summer"; ‘Hangover’ Rages, as ‘Land of the Lost’ Thuds; UPDATED: 'Up' comes in second at weekend box office; 'Drag Me to Hell': Why didn't it do better?

Harry Potter's IMAX Opening Delayed Two Weeks by Transformers; First Look: The Late Aragog from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; way more sticker scans than I can link to individually; Rebel, Rebel: Jason Isaacs Talks Trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson; Deathly Hallows Filming Updates: Ron and Hermione and the Long Awaited Snogging, Plus Tom Felton Returns to Film as Draco.

EXCLUSIVE: Guillermo Del Toro Rules Out Directing ‘Hobbit’ Bridge Film.

Dawn Treader Casting Call Update; Dawn Treader Logo Unveiled. "Hill says that Fox's licensing department was trying hard to get toy makers and t-shirt makers excited about the film." Okay. Look. Someone--I want to say someone around here--emailed Tonner and asked about any future Narnia dolls. The company replied that they only had the license for the kids (and the White Witch, I guess, because they had a doll of her out as a convention exclusive). You wanna get me excited? Caspian. That's all I'm saying. As in, "I will write him with the little Spanish accent and everthing."

Pixar Doesn’t Quite Confirm Pete Doctor To Direct ‘Monsters Inc. 2.′

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Rodriguez Hopes To Begin Filming Live-Action ‘Jetsons’ Movie Next Year.

‘Hellboy’ Director Guillermo Del Toro Has No Problems At All With ‘Twilight’; Dakota Fanning New Moon Behind The Scenes Photos; Michael Sheen Opens Up On ‘New Moon’ And Working With Director Chris Weitz; Stephenie Meyer Deletes Her MySpace; "You There, in the Red. Stop Twinkling."

Robert Pattinson & James Franco Fight for Jeff Buckley Role.

Twilight's Cam Gigandet plays another vampire in 'Priest' (more importantly: Paul Bettany!); Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow And Penn Badgley Join Emma Stone In ‘Easy A.’

Report: New Moon, Peter Jackson to highlight Comic-Con. I will pray for you all.

Your First Peek At Simon Pegg's New Alien Comedy ['Paul'].

Kirsten Dunst 'Definitely' Returning to Spider-Man 4, More Villain Hints.

Julia Roberts Gets to Eat, Pray, and Love Javier Bardem.

Amanda Seyfried And Gael Garcia Bernal Write ‘Letters To Juliet.’

Gyllenhaal and Hathaway Cast in Ed Zwick's 'Love and Other Drugs.'

Neil Patrick Harris Grabs Two New Gigs and One Starring Role.

Exclusive: Shrek Spin-Off Puss in Boots Will Be an Origin Story.

Get Into Pandorum's Hypersleep Chamber Of Fear With Ben Foster.

James Cameron & Jack Black Join ‘Heavy Metal’ Adaptation; James Cameron, David Fincher, Zack Snyder and Gore Verbinski To Co-Direct New 'Heavy Metal' Movie?

'Trick 'r Treat' Won't Wait 'Til Halloween; A Look Inside the 'Trick 'r Treat' Graphic Novel.

‘Saw VI’ Director Describes Film’s Ending As ‘Mind-Numbingly Complex’; Might We See More Saw Movies Beyond Just 'Saw VIII'?

Nobody Wants to Remake 'Hellraiser.'

Dragonball 2 Shooting This Fall?


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