I finally finished Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything. That book took so long to read. I completed three other books in the time I was reading this one. I would read each day at lunch and thereby practically guaranteeing an eventual forehead slamming into the table scenario. The book put me to sleep on more than one occasion, but it was full of very interesting information that put general science into language that anyone could understand. I’d recommend reading it but make sure you are fully rested before you begin.
I’ve just started Dan Brown’s Deception Point, that should balance things out nicely.