Well, I finished Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and now, as was predicted, I will have to buy the others. I really enjoyed it - I hadn't really come across sci-fi humor before. At first I wasn't sure I would like it, but then I settled into the flow of it and it worked well. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait a month or two before I can order the others. I think I can wait. Next on the nightstand is Microserfs. I really enjoyed Generation X, and I've heard good things about Microserfs, so I expect to be pleased.
My husband and I are slowly making our way through Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - I believe we are on Chapter 9 (which my husband fell asleep in the middle of reading - he is the only man who can actually fall asleep while he is reading aloud, I think). Sometimes I really regret this "reading it together the first time" thing, but I love to hear my husband read, and most of the books we like to read don't really lend themselves to being read aloud. Still, I just want to find out what happens! It is all I can do to steal the book while he is at work and read ahead. But that would ruin the fun of reading it together, wouldn't it? One thing I have noticed is that while the story is sound and exciting (of course), her writing style seems to be a bit sloppier in places. But, you know, its Harry Potter, I'm not going to complain.
I am going to have to start going back over The Iliad, The Aeneid, Antigone, The Oresteia, Beowulf, Hamlet, and the Henry trilogy so I can finish my thesis outline and get the ball rolling.
So many books, so little life to read them all.