First was Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink that Conquered the World. Not a bad read, and it includes a number of rum recipes for drinks and food, which is useful. A fair book.
Then, Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore. Amusing. An American Indian of the Crow tribe is plagued by Coyote, the god. I haven't read much of this author's work, yet, but I gather that they get funnier. I'll move on to his next book.