I will reread Anna Karenina for sure (not the f***ing Pevear/Volokhonsky translation this time--it's my mom's old copy) and the two new Cormac McCarthy albums before doing any more Charles Portis. Or anything else really. My reading list isn't anything to write home about these days.
Not an expert on Philly Soul at all, I pretty much just know that's what Elton John is based off of!
Uh very depressing story to read about your kidney failure.