I started Knife of Dreams, book eleven in the Wheel of Time, a couple nights ago. I've just gotten through the hundred page prologue, but at the rate things are going, this is going to be one of the best Robert Jordan books yet. Spoilers in the next paragraph.
On page 50, Javindhra smooths her skirt (it's deep red). On page 95, Egwene is allowed to wipe her chin with a handkerchief by Silviana (the Mistress of Novices in the Tower).