I bought my first Dan Brown book (Angels & Demons) at the airport because I ran out of books. It was as satisfying as a movie, similiar cost, took only slightly longer to digest, and yet I feel more dirty about having done it. Excellent books I read on the trip included A Man for All Seasons and the Laxdaela saga.
In figuring out content for Total Information Awareness tonight (6-7pm EST, wrct 88.3FM pittsburgh, 412-621-WRCT), I stumbled upon the high-heel formula. Excellent physics there.