I'm working on some committee stuff for a meeting later this week. I'm reading course descriptions from different departments. It's not usually all that exciting.
Except today, some of the descriptions are for history courses, and some of them include interesting sounding books for me. There's a history of English this and that, and then a history of the other English thingy, too.
I emailed one of my colleagues in history to see is s/he has an extra copy I can borrow (since the library copy isn't available).