I finished The Devil's Dream, which was good, not great. Its finer qualities kind of snuck up on me, which is always nice. I then read Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris by Christopher Kemp, which was fairly fascinating in spots but really could have used a good editor.
Now I'm on to Thomas Carlyle's The French Revolution: A History. Been wanting to read it for years, ever since I read some Carlyle in a class. This oughta take me a while.