I am enjoying the fuck out of The Casual Vacancy. I still am not a fan of the cover but the story is riveting. I was prepared to be unimpressed, to find that JKR doesn’t write grown-up fiction very well, but so far? She knows what she’s doing. The fact that I am able to sit there and read it for hours at a time is a good sign that a) the book is pretty damn awesome, and b) that I am getting better.