This blog is officially on holiday until the New Year.

I’ve got three good books on tap:  a page-turner in Cleopatra’s Daughter, a classic in Catcher in the Rye, and this year’s National Book Award winner Lord of Misrule.   Let’s see how many of these I’m actually able to knock out over the next week or two, as my reading-ambition often outweighs my reading-reality.  Cheers to all.