This doesn't include a somewhat smaller pile of kids' books I passed on to Thing 1 the other day, either; it's just what's next to the computer right now and that I hope to read someday myself.
- Millions by Cottrell Boyce
source of the excellent 2005 movie, which I might blog about if I get to it
- The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinrod
A book of interesting words and phrases from various languages.
- The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman
Everyone I know who's read this says that it's hilarious.
- Little Lulu Vol. 9: Lucky Lulu by John Stanley and Irving Tripp
I've never read Lulu, but I'm willing to try -- especially since it was free.
- Rough Crossings by Simon Schama
A major book by a great historian -- only thing is, I have his last four books piled up next to the computer unread already...
- The Book of Lost Books by Stuart Kelly
A history of unwritten and destroyed books through the ages.
- Reporting by David Remnick
A book of reportage by the New Yorker editor -- but you probably guessed that already.
- The Contract with God Trilogy by Will Eisner
I have never read Eisner, and it was either this or The Spirit -- this, I got free (such a deal!)
- Our National Parks by Ansel Adams
It was free, and it'll have pretty pictures. That was about the extent of my thinking.
- The Works: Anatomy of a City by Kate Ascher
Looks like a David Macaulay book for adults, and should be interesting