As for reading I have been thoroughly enjoying Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's Knitting Rules. Oh my how funny she is. I just love her quips. My family keeps looking at me as if I've lost it for laughing so much at a knitting book. I highly recommend it especially for those not so new yet not truly experienced knitters. She shares lots of tips and tricks.
So if you have a love of knitting, crocheting, fiber and books you will find kindred spirits and plenty of inspiration over at the Yarn Along sponsored by Ginny of Small Things. Do pour your self a cup of tea and head on over. You wont regret it, except if you don't like your "to read" list or you "next project" list to be too long.