I've been doing a lot of sleep overs and lone working at work lately so it means I've had a chance to do a fair bit of reading in the lulls in activity. Anyway, basically I want this thread to be where people can discuss what they're reading a recommend authors and books. I wouldn't expect great things from me, I tend to go for books that are entertaining rather than high end and intellectual, but I'll give anything a try. I'll start off by naming my favourite author - Bill Bryson. I own all of his books excluding "Mother Tongue" and I'd recommend them to anyone. Get "a short history of nearly everything", it's a science book rather than a travel book but he actually makes science more interesting and funny than it ever was in school. So, anyone got anything to add or will this go down like a lead balloon?