A couple of my favorite reads right now are the Harvard Business Review Voices and Felix Salmon. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt in Seattle earlier this week, and their NY Times blog Freakonomics is always entertaining.
On the tech front, TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider, Mashable and ReadWriteWeb are good for general news. SearchCap from Search Engine Land has a good daily summary of the goings-on in the search world.
News mostly comes from Twitter these days which is both focused (good) and myopic (bad) at the same time. It helps having a job that makes me sensitive to large scale trends around breaking events.
A little fiction would be nice soperhaps that's something for the holidays.