1) Christmas Eve: are we meeting for drinks at the Briar as usual? Because if not, I need to get presents to people some other way.
2) New Year's Eve: my mother will be out with David, which means free house! Who wants to come and booze in the new year with me and save me from my boredom?
I'm not getting very far through the list at all, but that's because I keep adding things to it. Anyway.
Red Dragon & Silence of the Lambs, both Thomas Harris. Hannibal is somewhere in the house, and would have been read by now, but my brain was going "nooo moooore jaaaargoooon" at me.
The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. Well, ish. I didn't finish it in time for the show (oh, crap, the write-up...) and then gave up on it entirely because I was too tired to appreciate it. I'll try again at some other point in time.
The Curious Tale of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. It's really good. Read it!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in two days.
To read next:
It'll either be Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, or The Fandom of the Operator. Given I can probably read both fairly quickly, I might move onto a Discworld next. The list is far too long. And I have to read Derek Acorah's book before February, too, as I was going to take it with me to get it signed and it would be hypocritical of me not to have read it. :)
The list of movies I shall work on at a later date. Ditto the list of DVDs I have yet to watch. Though, on that note, I bought the original Japanese version of The Grudge on DVD and really enjoyed it, though I think the sheer terrifyingness of the remake somewhat desensitised me... The plot was much, much better (and more confusing) in the original, though. Far cleverer. The Hollywood remake is much better executed than that of The Ring - in that case, the original scared the living crap out of me, whilst the American one just made me slightly nervous, and annoyed about the minor plot changes. The Grudge, I think, works quite well in its remake because it maintains the same atmosphere of the original, and gives it a spooky Hollywood twist. Though, obviously, I imagine the Japanese one would've been equally terrifying in surround sound...