Hey are you back Mal? how far are yu on the novel, Finsihed the Epic Volume 4 yet?
I'm horrible at both :P. This may be obvious but skip volume 1 and all the short stories that have already been aired on the anime, their basically the same with the exception of Lone Island which involves alcohol and the cultural festival... I actually i never reed the cultural festival short story... I'm guessing the obvious changes are the songs haruhi sings.
Not yet, like you, I'm a slow reader xD. I'm on book 3 now, finished 2 last night... My problem is I'm a compulsive busy body, I keep switching tasks instead of focusing on certain ones, hence I'm great at multi-tasking, horrible at focusing though...
Question. Have you finished reading the Suzumiya Novels?