Seems like novel is really finally off my desk for a while! Will come back at copy-edit and proof stages, no doubt further tinkering will be in order, but this is a huge relief.
Finished rereading In the Woods last night. There are some tonal instabilities (plus implausibility of narrator being so literary in his tastes), but it really was an unbelievably good debut. Next up: The Likeness. I vaguely think I read this one first, the first time around (order is non-essential). In the tradition of Brat Farrar and The Ivy Tree, but quite different in tone. Much looking forward to it. (And also to Megan Abbott's Dare Me, whose official release is tomorrow but which I am hoping will appear magically on my Kindle at midnight, as preordered ebooks are wont to do.)
Much to do in next week and a half. Revisions on Austen essay, a book review for a new venue (I know I said I wasn't going to do any more reviewing, but I'm doing this one as a test to see if I enjoy it more when it's a nonfiction book during a non-teaching time of the year!), course books to order (delinquency - this should have been done already), some work to read for students and colleagues. Most significant task is beginning to delve back into the style book and finding what library stuff I need, as I'll be in Cayman for a couple weeks in mid-August and need to bring whatever books I might want with me.
Seem to be quite busy, too, with physical therapy for my back, the meditation class and ongoing triathlon training. Summer is not infinite! (Really this is a good thing.)