As for couch inspiration, I'm watching the occasional episode of Legend of the Seeker. While I don't particularly like how the show has butchered the book (The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind), if I just watch it as a fantasy show and forget about the book, I can enjoy it to a degree.
I'm reading Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, and so far am really loving it. In fact, I'm having trouble putting it down. I'll let you know more as I get farther into it.