I read over eight chapters today--for the most part, I'm very happy with it. There's one part I want to condense, but other than that it was just minor corrections. The early chapters bothered me much less this pass.
Notice how as I return my attention to the book, the impulse to write long blog posts returns? I was feeling like they were kind of a waste of time, and I'm not really arguing that they aren't, but I guess they're a symptom that my brain is back in Book Mode.