So the first casualty of my attention deficit was my “now reading” list. I have now updated it with what I am currently reading (Fiasco by Thomas Ricks).
In the interim I read, or rather skimmed How to Build Realistic Model Railroad Scenery and another book in the series about modeling cities.
I then also read the Dark Horse edition of Conan: Free Companions
and started reading a used copy of Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Savage Barbarian by Roy Thomas.
The railroad modeling books are good, but you can get a lot of this info on youtube I think. So definitely a good library borrow.
Free Companions was a fun read, covering the story starting at the end of Conan's run as a mercenary captain in the service of Kjoth to the destruction of his Zaporazian (sp?) Cossack band just before the story where he ends up on the island in the Vilayet Sea (the name of that story is not coming to me right now.
The Roy Thomas book has lots of cool art and is thematically arranged, sort of like an encyclopedia. Fun stuff.
I bought the Ricks book awhile back and I guess it is fitting to read it now as the US prepares to pull out of Iraq.