Before me now are:
- The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt
- The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless, and Endless
- France - a travel book by National Geographic Traveler
- God's Debris by Scott Adams
I also picked up a couple of compilation CDs by the good folks at Putumayo. One is called French Cafe and the other is Paris. Listening to Serge Gainsbourg recently has really put me in that French mood. And like so much of the opera I like, I don't know the words so I can pay as much or as little attention to the songs as I choose.