I have a stack of books that rivals Pisa. At the moment, I'm moving my way through Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. A terribly beautiful account of Katrina.
After I'm done with it, I'm committed to Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger; because I, like the rest of the free world, adored The Time Traveler's Wife.
Lit, by Mary Karr, and Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys will follow in third place.
I follow Lisa Belkin's Motherlode and contribute to it once in a blue moon. It's newsy about parenting stuff; so it inspires me.
I'm teaching a Digital Media class at the New School right now, and so I'm always up to my eyebrows in my students' thematic blogs on subjects ranging from pro-smoking to wedding planning to the state of satire in America.
I'm obsessed with homeexchange because we're traveling to Europe for a long trip this summer and we're attempting to swap our apartment for the first time.
Everyone else's places look terribly fancy on homeexchange, compared to ours, so I'm feeling inspired by this and inspired by Spring. So I'll pull out my favorite home improvement manifesto Bible put out by Domino magazine.
Right now I'm reading Now We Are Six, by A.A. Milne to my "six and three quarters" year old son.
But we loved a series of books about a character named Thelonius Chipmunk. They're so cool because half of the chapters are regularly formatted with occasional pictures amid long stretches of type, and the other half are in graphic novel form. There are some environmental Armageddon-esque themes, but they haven't been too bothersome.