Well, look what was waiting on my doorstep when I got home today! Diverse Excursions In The Southeast: Paleozoic To Present, the Geological Society of America's 2015 guidebook for selected field trips in the American South.
As opposed to all those back issues of academic journals that arrived here in time for my Labor Day reading, the guidebook doesn't just describe the geology but includes maps and road logs for you to go out and actually see the rocks themselves and experience the geology firsthand for yourself, although there's plenty of academic and esoteric theory and discussion to occupy your mind while you're out there.
In that way, they're better than the journals or other books - it's like the difference between a book about food and a cookbook on how to actually make and enjoy the food about which you've been reading.
So, more time for me to geek out with science, and who knows?, you might be seeing some field trip pictures here in the future.