All things considered, a pretty good year.
Happy New Year!
FWIW, I liked the Problematic column too. And a few more end of year thoughts - your column is like a good book club. It brings to one's attention books one would otherwise never know about, and, happily, opens new worlds of knowledge and/or pleasure. Case in point, the actual, factual Book Club I belong to, while a bit more on the "friends' club with a reading problem" (like the book clubs that are actually wine clubs with a reading problem) has put me in touch with Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain, The Lost City of Z by David Grann, and My Name is Lucy Barton, which introduced me to my favorite living author, Elizabeth Strout. Similarly, you put me in touch with Anthony Marra's Tsar of Love and Techno, and William Melvin Kelley's A Different Drummer, both your recommendations, for which, thank you VERY much. Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) and happy and healthy New Year. May I pedantically remind everyone that Christmas is a 12 day festival which BEGINS on Christmas Day. 🎅🏼🎄💝🥂🎉🦢📚