Level of Awakeness: Meh? Where am I?
Level of caffinatedness: half a cup and counting.
Level of relevant book knowledge floating in head: Huh?
Realization that I need to be at work in forty-five minutes? Kicking my ass.
When you're looking for help to find a book this holiday season, may I recommend avoiding the bookseller who is standing there drooling. Moisture can be damaging for your purchase.
Here's hoping the coffee kicks in soon and that I'll be semi-coherent when I get home. Feel free to post any possible column topics you would like covered in the comments.
Off to chug straight from the coffee pot.