Reading progress update: I've read 58%.

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

After dwelling on Theo's early teens for hundreds of pages, the story has skipped ahead eight years (that skip was quite jarring, by the way). Instead of being caught up in the slowly unfolding tapestry of Theo's horrible life choices, I'm almost desperate to know what happened to poor Popper. One of those "you might be an animal lover if..." moments.