I sent a good friend of mine, a fellow DIY weekend warrior, a list of my favorite catalogs to find rare tools. I think there's a zillion things in each one of these that I'd like to add to my tool collection.
Lee Valley (http://www.leevalley.com)
for woodworking, gardening, hardware
Garrett Wade (http://www.garrettwade.com)
like an upscale Lee Valley
has any hardware item you'll ever need
has lots of ag/farm stuff but you can find 'em cheaper elsewhere sometimes
Japan Woodworker (http://www.japanwoodworker.com)
is in Alameda--someday I'll check out their retail store
Finished up The Hostage, the second book of W.E.B. Griffin's Presidential Agent series. Griffin covers the same ground as Tom Clancy mostly, with maybe a bit less on the tech details and more on the political wrangling.
As an audiobook, it was pretty good, except when the characters call each other on the phone. The audiobook producers give those passages a fake "cellphone" sound, and it's a bit jarring at first.
Currently listening to: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. It's basically the exact same story as The DaVinci Code: Harvard art nerd runs around a big Euro city accompanied by a beautiful yet brainy woman while evil-doers from a long lost secret society try to do him in. I think the Illuminati are more interesting than the Priory of Sion, and I'll bet Dan Brown wished he could've used them again in DVC.