One of my favorite stories of the season is posted: the New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year. (The print version is scheduled to publish Dec. 5.) If I could clone myself a couple of times, I’d snuggle under a blanket for a few weeks and read every book on the list. Alas, a quick glance through the list indicates I haven’t yet read one. (Surely someone can beat that.) I’d better get cracking.