Sometimes, there's nothing better than curling up on the couch with a good book. And a good book can really influence the way that you write.
You don't have to read Twilight to appreciate that Meyer's gone and found herself a goose that lays golden eggs, and thankfully you won't have to go see New Moon to learn how to emulate that success.
While we're getting all this off our chests, And Another Thing doesn't suffer greatly through not being written by Douglas Adams. It does have its weaknesses, but they are far outweighed by Eoin Colfer's strengths. This is a well-written and tightly plotted book.