It seems to me that among the usual misfits that roam around here, some of you are actually pretty well read. So, what book is sitting on your proverbial nightstand? What books are sitting in your To-Be-Read stack? Over what tome did you just finish poring? Share with us the merits (or lack thereof) of your current literary endeavors! Here's a small sampling of what's on my shelves. I recently topped off Mortimer's Rumpole and The Reign of Terror and Pratchett's Only You Can Save Mankind. Rumpole was pretty good, if not a little unnerving. It did a pretty good job of illustrating some of the more complex legal issues that have arisen in the last few years. Plus, SWMBO started writing her own memoirs, and it gives a fun look into the mind of the woman who lives in Froxbury Mansions with the legendary Rumpole of the Bailey. Only You was a nice light read. Set during the Gulf War I, it actually feels kind of pertinent today. It's about a kid who starts playing a video game, and the aliens surrender. He then has to provide them safe passage to "the border" while other players of the game keep attacking them. The book goes back and forth between the troubled child's real life and the "game space" where he has an entirely different set of problems. It's a not-so-thinly veiled commentary on the dangers of dehumanizing our enemies, but it's still a quick, fun read. Aimed squarely at the junior high set, the dialog seems a little intelligent, but still amusing. The issues the kids in the book face are certainly very real, but not handled in too heavy of a way. So, what are you reading?