Now, I can't track down the quote, but some fellow once said that in order to write well, you must read first. Whether or not you agree with that, I thought it would be interesting to compare reading lists. We have some interesting folk here, and I'm looking for recommendations. The rule is this: what you most recently read, or are reading right this moment. Here're mine:
Fiction: Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn. Adorable urban fantasy with lots of werewolves.
Nonfiction: Postwar by Tony Judt. I've been reading a lot of histories lately. This one is the history of Europe since WWII, and it's just fantastic. I've also been doing a lot with reading Chinese history for work, and that has obvious benefits for writing a story that is mildly Asiatic in origin (as much as it's anyplace).
Online: Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder. Magic school story with massive cuteness and massive creepiness. This story does not do things by halves.