Bill Bryson rocks... A Walk in the Woods is still one of my all-time favorite books of any genre, language, or format.
I'm currently halfway through In the Wake of the Plague by Norman Cantor, which is quite interesting but not terribly well written or edited (poor Norman is getting old, but is too well known for editors to really correct *sigh*).
"Only a man would think of that."
"It's our job... If you don't think of fifty-foot-high killer golems first, someone else will." Moist von Lipwig
"Are you saying," Brine interrupted, "that the human race was created to irritate Satan?"
"That is correct. Jehovah is infinite in his snottiness."
Brine reflected on this for a moment and regretted that he had not become a criminal at an early age. --Practical Demonkeeping