As for reading, I'm finishing up 1913 by Florian Illies. It's a very odd little social/cultural history of Europe on the brink of World War I. It's told in short vignettes that follow the lives of such figures as Freud, Rilke, Picasso, and others I'm less familiar with. I am liking it, but I think it's a book for history buffs. I'm looking forward to reading Shocking Paris, another cultural history, only this one focuses on artists in Paris between the wars.
I'll be joining Nicole at Keep Calm Craft On.