I gave up on The Pregnant Widow and haven't started reading anything else. Music has been in the background, floating at the edge of consciousness like a fart in a crowded cinema. I did however enjoy this.
Watching: Nathan Barley (more on which later, maybe); The Last Days of Disco (1998); Scarecrow (1973); Alphaville (1965). At the start of the year I made a sort-of-resolution to watch at least fifty movies in 2010 that I hadn't seen before. So far I have seen six, including the three listed above.