Started The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in The Amazon by David Grann. Since I'm not likely to ever go traipsing through the Amazon Basin in search of lost cities or foolhardy but brilliant, lost explorers of historical note, this book seems the best way to get my feet wet without dealing with piranhas, legions of nasty bugs, or mile-long anacondas.
Yes, abecedarian, I agree. Much better to find Z from the comfort of the armchair than through the jungle. I love characters driven crazy by obsession [reaching for Moby-Dick on bedside table].
p.s. Ex Libris is one of my favourite books of all time. I highly recommend it to all bibliophiles.
Back on topic: I'm reading The Honourable School Boy by John Le Carre.
I agree with pontalba. Ex Libris sounds great.
A few months ago, I read A Delicate Truth, le Carré's latest, which involves a botched counterterrorism operation on Gibraltar. It doesn't have the subtlety of some of his earliest books, but even a less-than-best le Carré is well worth reading. Libby, have you read it?