I'm reading Tolstoy. Last week I needed distraction from the rain, so I picked up War and Peace. When that was done I read The Death of Ivan Illych for the first time. It's very short, and very Tolstoy. Now I'm reading Anna Karenina. I would like to find a copy of Divine and Human.
At the same time, I'm often picking up The Book of Hours, by Rilke. I'm trying to prepare myself to edit my article in defense of art, and though I just choose books I enjoy to refreash myself, all of them are helping me form and solidify my ideas. Tolstoy is especially good for all this because he has so many interesting digressions.