I've been doing more reading, because it doesn't dry my eyes out as much as computing does. On Xeni's 'finished' stack so far:
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman): Dark fantasy, alt. London. Quick read. Recommended by and loaned to me by . They tell me there's a BBC miniseries of it that I must see.
Hard Laughter (Anne Lamott): She used to be 'novelist in residence' of KQED Radio's “West Coast Weekend” show, when it was still broadcast from Fort Mason. This was one of her early books, and I really enjoyed it. Except that I kept wanting to clean the main character's house.
A Caress of Twilight (Laurell K. Hamilton): The newest book in her Merry Gentry series, I jokingly described this book to as “Faerie Porn.” It's not, really, but it was a great read.
Next up, The Red Tent, recommended by OD's Princess Ella.