Dancer in the Dark. Why why why why why.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll I'm in! And where can one find info about the book club?
@barnhouse Seconding Old Filth! Do you recommend any of Jane Gardam's other books?
I'm five months pregnant. I've always been pro-choice, but also wondered if I'd feel differently once I saw my precious pulsating lima bean—I mean, embryo. Nope! I'm thrilled to be having this baby, but no one should have to go through pregnancy against her will. It's an exhausting and uncomfortable experience that goes on for almost a year and can mess up your body forever. Funny how anti-choice politicians—and the media—never acknowledge that. I thought I'd be glowing by now, not doubled over with round ligament pain.
@Polina That's what I do. And if she shuts down the conversation, I apologize and drop it. It's just frustrating to spend every Christmas feeling like I'M the nosy/psycho relative. At this point, I think our only safe topic is "Downton Abbey."
Does anyone ever find themselves on the opposite side of this situation? I always manage to choose the wrong topics of conversation for my sister-in-law, even though I never comment on her appearance, and never second-guess or criticize her. It's hard to get to know someone without asking a few questions about their life, and I don't ask anything that I would find intrusive, but "How are you enjoying your new job/neighborhood/being a parent" is invariably met with a scowl and "That's a bad topic." I've been with my husband for six years but I feel like she's still a stranger. I guess she just doesn't like me, but is there any way to fix this?