Re: What are you reading now?
I am (finally) almost finished with Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel. Only about 30 pages left. I'm also almost finished with Killing Dragons by Fergus Fleming, which is about the history of exploration in the Alps.
In my "to read" pile:
The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston
The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
Flyboys, by James Bradley
Shopgirl, by Steve Martin
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
I Capture the Castle, Dodie Smith
(The latter two are books I can't believe I haven't read yet. I've owned them both for a long time.)