Happy new year, all! J. M. Coetzee has a new book out, Diary of a Bad Year, which looks extremely interesting. So as soon as I can write my way out from under a mountain of work, that's the first "real" book I'll read in 2008.
I finished out 2007 with the treadmill book Frederica, a Regency-era novel by Georgette Heyer. Heyer was viewed as kind of an heir to Jane Austen, though she uses the exclamation points a bit too liberally.
Strange bookends, aren't they?