1.) I finally finished Infinite Jest and have returned it to the former gap on the bookshelf.
2.) Crichton was a hack and the books are merely reference material for me to refute his half-baked half-truths regarding climate change.
3.) Even though I still have yet to encounter a likable character in a Franzen novel, I'm nonetheless looking forward to Purity.
4.) Elliott Erwitt, Spalding Gray, Philip K. Dick, and William S. Burroughs all deserve to be on the same shelf together with John McPhee and William Faulkner. Chuck Palahniuk, Malcolm Gladwell, and Jared Diamond should be honored to share the shelf space with the others.