Finished Watership Down. It was a fun read, and I was reading it alongside of one of my long distance friends. The story is essentially about the adventures of rabits, but there are hints of suggestions about different type of societies; ranging from socialistic to totalitarian military. The story seems to often leave the main character (protagonist), and moreover emphasize the whole of the group, by talking of all the positive characters, and in a way gives a societal feel to the storytelling. I also finished Swords around a Throne. I also recently picked up The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving stone, and The Seven Pillars by T.E. Lawrence.