I am up to my eyeballs in design stuff right now, but when my brain can handle not one more yarn related number or stitch, I have thoroughly enjoyed this while in the bath:
Crazy Aunt Purl's Home Is Where the Wine Is is a delightful light read that chronicles all of us at some level: where do we fit in this world let alone our own skin and still try to function as if we know just a little of both. (Translation: I saw this in myself from page one and was thrilled to find I am not the only one.)
I have enjoyed Laurie Perry's blog, Crazy Aunt Purl, for quite some time. A slice of American apple pie is the best way for me to describe her blog. Happy, thoughtful, warm. (Okay, so I am not thoughtful when I am eating apple pie except thinking how I shouldn't want another piece but I really do. And another scoop of vanilla ice cream. But let's first warm this pie up a smidge more. Thank you.)
I thoroughly enjoyed her first book as well, Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair.
Both books also have quick knit, perfect gift knitting recipes (as she calls them). Wonderful brain breaks if you need one.
Knit (and read) on.