Currently reading (listening to): I’m halfway through Mario Puzo’s The Last Don. What can I say? It’s Puzo doing mafia. If you liked The Godfatherand The Sicilian, then you’ll probably like this one as well.

Last book finished: A Study in Scarletby Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is the Stephen Fry reading of the first Sherlock Holmes book, and his delivery sparkles (as always — if you haven’t heard his readings of the Harry Potterbooks, do yourself a favour and have a listen. They’re stellar.). With all the adaptations of this particular story I’ve seen on TV, it was interesting to hear that that the source material still holds up pretty well, even if there are some things that might offend the modern sensibility (spoilers: like testing a poison on an old dog — that fell pretty flat with me — or making Mormons the bad guys).

On the pile: Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert. I don’t know much about it, but I (mostly) like Gilbert, so I’m going to give it a shot.

How about you? Currently reading? Last one read? On the pile? Leave a comment and let me know.