- Swordspoint and The Privilege of the Sword, by Ellen Kushner. Mannerpunk novels with lots of swordfights. Swordspoint, in particular, is delicious. And I get to claim I'm reading them for research, too.
- Opera, or The Undoing of Women, by Catherine Clément - gorgeous critical writing.
- The Slap. Finally. And I don't know why it's so compelling either, but it just is.
- Occasional Writings, by Margaret Atwood. I meant to save it for my holiday but couldn't.
- Timepieces - Drusilla Modjeska on writing
- The Lacuna - Barbara Kingsolver, about which I've heard mixed reports, but I know it isn't The Poisonwood Bible, so I'm prepared for anything
- The Red Shoe - Ursula Dubosarsky
- Notes from the Teenage Underground - Simmone Howell
- And Bleak House. Just because.
- Teddy Tahu Rhodes in The Marriage of Figaro
- Firefly on DVD
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) about which I feel better as the distance between us grows.
I've heard numerous stories of small children sobbing in the cinema. It's not a little kids' film by any stretch of the imagination - please, if your kid is not old enough to read the book without help, don't take them to the movie.
Of course I'm writing my PhD novel. But also making scribbles for a sort of fantasy something.
And doing last minute proofing things to Act of Faith, which is now coming out in July.