I have now discarded four library books half-read this week. That's a lot of times to say, "Yarg, I can't take this any more!" in one week. I'm on the last of my library books for this year, and it looks to be moderately competent, thankfully. So that's something, at least.
Onwards! To the short stories and the wrapped packages and the trips downtown! And the excessive use of exclamation marks!