Finished A Study in Scarlet. Short, but a good read. Never read any of the other Sherlock Holmes books, and though I'm not usually a fan of mystery/detective stuff, I'm a sucker for cleverly written logic and deductive reasoning. It's obviously aged well and I will probably check out more of the Sherlock saga. Started and finished Infernal Devices (third book in Philip Reeve's Hungry City Chronicles.) For young adult or teen novels or whatever they're classifying this series as, it's pretty decent. I missed the Harry Potter generation by a few years and none of the Twilight, Hunger Games, Eragon, His Dark Materials etc. garbage targeting the teen audience has been able to hold my interest for an entire book, but the Hungry City Chronicles has thoroughly entertained me. If this had been around 20 years ago, it would've been my top 25 material. About a quarter of the way through Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett.) How do you make an interesting story that is so far about a guy in the middle ages who builds cathedrals? I know, I'm amazed too. It's a long read, but Follett manages to weave a well crafted fictional web into 12th century historical events and apparently his main inspiration was church architecture. Strange. But it's actually really good. My bad, I'm kinda using this thread as a venue for tiny book reviews. I'm sure the mods can spank me or something if there's a better place for it.