For anyone who missed it yesterday, people posted a ton of excellent book recommendations in this post, all genres, fiction and non-fiction. There are great ideas for Christmas presents and wish lists. So far I've ordered four paperbacks from the recs and I'll post reviews once I read them. And if you have more recs, please go ahead and add them to the post.
I got the windshield replaced in the car yesterday, and the insurance did cover about a third of it. Augh.
ConDFW 8 is coming up in Dallas, Texas, on February 20-22, 2009. I'll be there, plus lots of other people. The main guests are David Weber and Jim Butcher.
ETA: New season of Top Chef starts tonight! :flails excitedly: