…reading a book about the fifties called, fairly enough, The Fifties, by David Halberstam. Turns out, all the stuff I thought was boring about the fifties during the fifties still is. Maybe if you're going to read long, detailed historical accounts of ancient times you'd be better off reading about ancient times more ancient than yourself. Just a thought.
Anyway, I'm not planning to finish it, but if you're interested, there's the link up there.