H.P. Lovecraft - The Call of Cthulhu - Some really good stories here. It has been a while since I've read some good horror, and this is intriguing. You have to pay attention to the text. It is an involved read, but top notch.
Nick Hornby - How To Be Good - After his two previous novels, this one seems a little lacking. There's no momentum in the story, and that makes it hard to stick with it. It seems like the story doesn't arc. By the end, nothing feels resolved. 5/10 imho.
Ground out the first 5 chapters of Programming in ANSI C. bleh.