This is Ed. Yes, in this picture he looks marginally alienlike. But he's a sweetie, truly.
And he wishes you all the very best in 2009. May all your dreams comes true. May you find joy and love, contentment and excitement. And, always, a whole bunch of great books.
I got some fine ones for Christmas this year. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, Daughter of the Blood, the first in Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy, and Mad Dash by Patricia Gaffney. Plenty of good reading to do around here.
Then again, I'm always taking recommendations. Any good books I shouldn't miss?