Yesterday, in between lectures, I finished Territory by Emma Bull. It's somewhat incomplete; clearly there's a sequel pending, but it has an interesting premise about sorcery in the American Old West. I think it's worth a look-see.
When I got back to the room, I watched Letters from Iwo Jima, the Clint Eastwood-directed film about the Japanese point-of-view of the WWII battle. Pretty interesting.