Anyone object to a shift in protocol? I'd like to make of this an annual thread in which we (okay, me) can keep track of reading in a given year. Here's my first of 2012: Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels,obviously begun in 2011 but to be finished in 2012. Somethingamazing for an academic study: even the introduction is interesting and informative, when most academic authors tend towards the stultifying in their intros. Indeed, the whole book is a case study in how to write thoroughly and succinctly at the same time. Good stuff!