You: go read Anne Lamott. Now. She's good. Powell's dot com notes that she "writes cleaner than she lived," one of the snazziest things I've ever heard someone say about a writer. Her memoir Operating Instructions was one of a handful of books from the late 20th century on the Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction Books.
It's heartbreaking and hilarious and sort of grimy.
On the chopping block for me: a couple book reviews and pecking at the pile of papers I'm tentatively calling my thesis.