1.) Right now I am reading Tickling the English
by Dara O'briain, Anna Karnenina
by Tolstoy, and The Empire of the Great Mughals
by some historian of Asia, yo!
2.) I'd definitely recommend Tickling the English. It's an amusing look at why the English are the way they are, by an Irish comedian. It's not laugh-out-loud, but it's interesing and well written! And Anna Karenina is obviously a classic! I have so far related to at least 90% of instances in the book, which is the measure of a good read if you ask me! ;D The Empire of the Great Mughals on the other hand isn't so good. It's semi-interesting I suppose. A sweet Indian girl at work leant it to me after I announced I'd never studied Indian history. I'm just not so keen on the narrative.
3.) A book I loved recently was "In America" By Stephen Fry. I love a bit of Mr. Fry, yo! I finished it in a day. It's a really interesting and well-written look at all the different States from a very English perspective. Great read! It's made me want to get in my car and do a mass State-side road trip. And Gosh another good book I finished lately was "The American Future" by one of my favourite historians, Simon Schama. Awesome stuff, yo!