But first, a question: Has anyone read any Neal Stephenson, and if so, did you like it and why? He's listed as a fantasy/steampunk sort of writer, but when I look at the books in stores, it doesn't seem that way to me. I know I'm missing something, and he's got a great reputation. Also, people who read what I read seem to like him. I'd like to give his work a try, but as I usually buy my books I want to make sure I'm actually going to read it.
Also. I'm becoming minorly obsessed with Frank Sinatra. Not that this is a bad thing. The man invented syncopation, I'm convinced.