What would ya know? I'm reading Portrait of the Artist as well. I need a novel for a term paper I'll be really writing in November, but my teacher recommends we start reading now. I've been meaning to read it for a while, so this seems like good motivation. Plus, we are suppose to avoid over analyzed books (so no Harry Potter or Ulysses), and under analyzed books (nothing your great aunt wrote), so Portrait hits a good middle ground.
I'm also working on King's On Writing (and taking notes on that), and I have Book 4 of Knausgaard's My Struggle for when I finish that.