My Christmas gift to myself this year was an iPad. One of the best apps I've found so far is GoodReader. It is a PFD reader and editor and it is great for knitting patterns. I can "mark up" a PDF of a pattern, highlight the size I'm making, or follow along in my chart. I can draw a line on the chart and move it as needed when I complete a row. It's been so helpful for keeping my place as I pick up and put down this project.
Since I can't really watch TV while I work on these, I've been taking them to knit-chat or working on them while listening to an audio book. I just finished listening to the Hunger Games and loved it. It's very similar to Battle Royale (which I also loved) plot-wise--bunch of kids forced to fight to the death by a ruthless government. If you don't like violence/are squeamish I'd advise against picking this one up. Otherwise it's totally enthralling from about 20 minutes (couldn't tell you in pages) onward. I really want to start the next one, but it's only available in hardcover (don't like buying hardcover books) and I don't get my next audible credit until the 22nd. Resisting the urge to just buy it anyway. I got the book per a recommendation on the Yarn Harlot's blog then 2 days later learned they are making it into a movie. I can't wait to see how true they stay to the book. They did a great job with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I have a bit of faith in Hollywood right now.