First was Sake (U.S.A.), which is a bit out of date, as far as listed sake factories are concerned, but which contains in it a number of home sake recipes.
Then, Tenacious, another Kydd novel by Julian Stockwin, a fun read.
Followed that with Victory Conditions, a Vatta's War novel, actually the last of the saga, by Elizabeth Moon. A good read, space opera style.
Then there was a stack of graphic novels that I snagged when we stopped in Berkeley. I quickly read Bad Signals 2 which isn't so much a graphic novel as it is a collection of Warren Ellis' writings that he posted on the Web. I followed that with Dark Blue, a shared psyche sort of thing. Then, there was the two graphic novels squashed back to back in one publication: Mek/Reload. All had their good points.
Before we left, I plowed through a stack of comic books:
Starship Troopers: Bad Blood Part 2 #6, a bit confusing, but I think I see where they are going.
Fables #70, seems to be building the series to a climax.
Jack of Fables #20, silly. Probably not worth following once Fables ends.
Crossing Midnight #16, very interesting. I like where this is going.
Grimm Fairy Tales: Return to Wonderland #6: I thought that this one was over; it's not, but I'm not sure I'm into the direction they're taking.