What should I be reading?

Inspired by a friend of mine, who posted here, I realize that I spend a lot of time online doing nothing.  I would like to spend my time a little better and gain something from my online experience.  I am looking for suggestions on blogs that I should be reading.

What do you think?  What should I be reading?  Even if you just want to shamelessly plug your own blog, that’s fine, let me know, leave a comment.

I’m also looking for suggestions on books to read, if you have any.  Lately, I have found myself enjoying steampunk novels, and slowly transitioning into science fiction, though I mostly read fantasy novels.  I like a novel that makes you think without too much sex or violence.

I look forward to hearing from you.