The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler and a short little book by Orson Scott Card, How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy (that last one was just lying around so I snagged it). I'm hoping to go and fetch some books on good character development tomorrow sometime during a break between college classes.
I'm only about half way through The Silmarillion, at The Return of the Noldor. Very good reading, but there's just so much to absorb the first time through. So I'm taking a little break and I'm re-reading the Coldfire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman- Dark Fantasy at its finest; some of my favorite stuff.