Or maybe what he fears is just the opposite: that nobody is looking; that his death, like his life, is without purpose; that there is neither greater good nor evil—only people living and dying because their bodies function and then do not; that the universe is a rip.

Jonathan Safran Foer, If The Aging Magician Should Begin To Believe

I finished book # 3 today which made me feel extremely satisfied. As I finish more books, the prospect of finishing 20+ books in a year becomes even more plausible. I have some work to do, but I will write about “The Mysterious Benedict Society” when I’m done. For now, here is book # 4 - A Convergence of Birds. I might start on it later today or tomorrow. It really depends on just how lazy I get.