Anyway, first I finished Osprey Men-At-Arms #5: The Austro-Hungarian Army of the Napoleonic Wars; as it is pretty old for this series, the plates aren't up to the more modern standards though the text is fairly good. It gives an overview of this nation's forces during the difficult times of being on the same continent with Napoleon, the aggressive military genius. Austria generally came out second best in most of those contests.
The second "book" was a download of a short story by John Scalzi called After the Coup. It's set in the Old Man's War Universe and deals with a diplomatic mission to a race very alien to humans. Amusing.