I've been summoned for the first time, and while I'm not quite as excited about my civic duty as I feel I should be, this is a great reading opportunity, I'm told.
At first, my mind clearly went to courtroom drama. A good old-fashioned John Grisham novel, or maybe a crime-infused detective novel. James Patterson's "I, Alex Cross" seems pretty popular now.
OF course, I could go a bit more historical. The first secret ballot juries date back to Ancient Greece, and tribunals made of hundreds of men decided cases in Rome. Anthony Everitt's "Cicero" has been begging for a re-read lately ...
So long story short, I head to the courthouse this morning with a couple of books; my Kindle, ready to download whatever my heart desires in a moment; and hopes that the movie they picked isn't too bad.
Wish me luck! (And any other reading suggestions are welcome, as well.)