The Da Vinci Code

I long ago promised myself that I would not give $18 to Dan Brown nor would I scorn the book entirely: I'd just wait for paper. I'm not very deep into the book but this is proving a particularly happy moment to read it. The dear one's baby sister is due to arrive any day--like her older sister, she is taking her time and waiting beyond her due date--and nothing kills the hours of counting contractions and going to the seventh or eighth "final" doctor's appointment better than a book about "the sacred feminine" and a bunch of strange men who believe that pain is good...