Okay, I admit I haven't started reading for The Big Read yet. I heard rumors that the book is hard to get into and a pretty hard read. So I have been putting it off and reading the random things the Professor brings home from the library. Right now he's really into "noir"- you know the style where there's a private investigator sitting in his office and the swanky lady with a long cigarette comes in. I think they also call it "hardboiled" detective fiction.
Yeah, anyway, so I'm reading books with titles like "Say it With Bullets." Candy for the brain.