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I’m not sure I want to do this anymore. My reading has taken a hit. I think it’s because I have strayed from the ground I enjoy. Exploring is great, but there’s a reason why some of the explored territory is so poorly travelled. Palahniuk did become tiresome, but I think I am ready to return. Chabon never became tiresome. Instead he became established. I am ready to return to the safety of popular opinion. Chabon’s popularity is no marketing ploy, unlike The Last – sooooo effing bad – Airbender, his stories are just legitimately good. In any case, I am disappointed with my June readings and to keep things going I will return to established safe ground. It is July, and I am clamoring for fireworks. It is, after all, July.