I just re-read John Gray's excellent book Straw Dogs, which was even better on a second read. Also last week I found an article by him in the Guardian. I highly recommend it.
On an arts front I also have to say how much I loved BBC2's adaptation of Wolf Hall. However I am already a huge Mark Rylance fan, and have seen him on stage three times in the last few years. To be honest I would happily pay folding money watch him do nothing in particular. This would also apply to the superb actor Tilda Swinton. If the filmic and televisual gods are listening - please pair them both in something fabulous soon... (Interestingly, both have said in interviews that they did not speak for about five years as children...)
Today I am having a complete day off after looking after two of my lovely nieces for 22 hours, during which I slept for about 4 hours.