Where was I? Not sure. Anyway, I read this morning that Robert De Niro has signed on to star in the screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Stardust. Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes and Siena Miller are also on board. I don't often read sci-fi or fantasy, but this is a favorite little book. If you've never read any Neil Gaiman, pick it up and thank me later. He's a genre unto himself. I've passed Stardust around to my friends and everyone has loved it. It's a fable really, and it's been very interesting to see how each person sees it a little differently. Like holding up a mirror. Does that make sense? Oh, forget all that and just read it. It's lovely. His other stuff is good, too, especially Neverwhere, but I have to admit American Gods didn't enthrall me. Otherwise I'd be pushing Anansi Boys to the top of my bedside stack, instead of five deep, where it loiters now.
P.S. Are you usually excited or leery about a movie version of a beloved book? On this one anyway, I'm in the leery camp. One more thing, since I mentioned Claire Danes. When The Family Stone hits video, check it out if you missed it at the theater. It's a great 'home for the holidays' type movie and Claire is LUMINOUS in it.