For absolutely no good reason:
1. Which two characters should die in the last Harry Potter book?
2. David Sedaris: continuing to produce a fine body of funny, touching work? coasting by on acclaim from his early works? overrated from the start? other?
3. Most entertaining and/or egregious literary scandal of the year: James Frey, JT LeRoy, or Kaavya Viswanathan?
4. Best book you've read so far this year.