I'm going on a road trip starting the 30th and have ordered a book I'm planning to read on it. Traveling always stimulates interesting writings, and the magic of laptop computers and of the internet guarantees that I'll be able to read the news and transmit those writings in real time. The book I've chosen is "Cassandra" by East German author Christa Wolf. About matriachy/patriarchy and the fall of Troy. Said to be stylistically innovative with lots of stream of consciousness stuff.
Wish me luck.