I just used some of my Christmas money to order me some books.
Behold! The books which wing their way to me through the postal system:
The Book of Joby
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
As I wait I am in the middle of another novel, which we'll actually discuss here later. I've been waiting to write a glowing post about how great Dave Egger's What Is The What is, but haven't gotten to it. Allow me simply to say, find it and read it. It matters.