I really enjoy Bianca d'Arc's Dragon Knights series. I love the world she's built, so I read it quite a bit. The other day (last Wednesday) I re-read Keeper of the Flames. It has gryphons in it. Yay! My favorite fantasy critter.
I bought two new history books in my unending quest to avoid going back to LOTR. They're in the vein of Kurlansky's Salt, which I really loved. They're about spices and their influence on history.
As for other stuff, I figured out I'm going to need 481 hexes for my Granny Hex afghan. I frogged most of my progress on the ripple that nuked itself and balled the yarn to recycle. Obviously, I did nothing wrong. I didn't miscount or anything. It was the afghan that went wonky by itself. He he. I have five hexes done completely and sewn together with a whip stitch. I'll keep doing that rather than have to sew a pile of 481 hexes in marathon sewing sessions.
Also, Mom and I have most of the plans in place for our vacation to Canada and the World Cup! Regrettably, we won't be able to get to any USA games, but the games we got tickets for look like excellent match-ups. And there will be whale watching!