First, it's the blogging sensation sweeping the nation - it's all about the memes, kids. Ask me five questions - any five questions - and I will answer them. (Thanks to Yet Another Comics Blog for letting me plagiarize this idea).
Also, if you're looking for a great, easy, thought-provoking non comic-book to read, try Holy Clues by Stephen Kendrick. The subtitle is "The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes". It's a very easy read (under 200 pages!), is extremely insightful, and makes all that time I spent reading "The Boys' Sherlock Holmes" as a kid worthwhile. (It's also tempting me to crack open the "Complete Sherlock Holmes" set an ex-girlfriend game me one Christmas to revisit those stories). Highly recommended.