J.S. Le Fanu - Ghost Stories and Tales of Mystery: His first collection, of four works; the ghost stories are very short and the tales of mystery are pretty long, and you can solve the mysteries halfway through but the joy is in the reading. Also Le Fanu is a pretty crappy writer, though I still have to hear In a Glass Darkly, which is next. At best I'm in the lucky position of reading his stuff for the first time.
Will Carruthers - Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands: For some idiotic reason I'm only about fifty pages into this one (life intervened, but the intervention has passed and I really ought to be reading both this and my Latin and Greek, which have ground to a halt as well. I'll try this weekend, though there's opportunty to watch a lot of basketball (not my favorite sport but, like the World Cup, it's such a bonanza that I really enjoy it nonetheless).