The present tense action so far -- i.e. stuff that didn't happen in a flashback sequence:
- The protagonist takes a bite of a cookie.
No, really -- 200 pages and that's it. Only about 3400 pages more to go. Maybe he'll have a snack at around 2000 or so.
The plan is to finish Swann's Way -- about 600 pages total -- and then read Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow before I head back to the library to get the second volume of Remembrance of Things Past. That gives me another 2 1/2 weeks to make it through both books.
I think I can; I think I can.