I'm reading a book on Prohibition, Last Call
by Daniel Okrent. Pretty good so far, and he does a nice job of painting portraits of the people involved. He tends to follow their narrative threads one at a time though, for the most part, which means that sometimes I'm confused as to the chronology of events. That he needs to divert and describe social history at points doesn't help that particular aspect, but it's a complex topic and he does a very good job of bringing it all together. I'm definitely not putting this one down.
I've also been going a little bit crazy for comic books ever since seeing The Dark Knight Rises
and have been checking out a bunch from the library, and even reading them right there in the bookstore. I'll do a mass review blog of them when I've finished the current wave.