Anyway, over the last two days or so I read two books.
First was Osprey Fortress #28: Forts of the American Frontier 1820 – 91: Central and Northern Plains, obviously primarily aimed at protecting US forces and civilians from Native Americans. A number of towns have grown up around the old sites, and their names confirm this. I found it moderately interesting.
Next was Beachbum Berry Revisited, a book primarily about how to make the typical exotic drinks that you'd find in a tiki bar. There's a bit about various associated topics as well. This is a compilation and revision of two previous works on the subject by the same author. Nice piece of work!