This year is the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible (published in 1611). I will be presenting a paper at a Union University/Ryan Center for Biblical Studies conference this coming fall: KJV 400 Legacy and Impact. This has given me a good excuse to buy and begin to read David Daniel's The Bible in English (Yale, 2003). Thus far it is absolutely wonderful. A few years ago I read his William Tyndale biography, and I absolutely loved it. The Bible in English is 700+ pages, plus appendices/bibliography/indices. If you are looking for a shorter, but nonetheless wonderful book on the King James Bible, and its significance, you might look at Leland Ryken's The Legacy of the King James Bible: Celebrating 400 Years of the Most Influential English Translation (Crossway, 2011).
Over at The Gospel Coalition web site I share some thoughts on reading, when to read, and what I am reading at present. There is lots of good material at The Gospel Coalition's site. Fred Sanders and Carl Trueman also share thoughts on reading.
Over at The Gospel Coalition's web site, Don Carson has a "blog" of sorts. It is not really a blog, but rather a free online version of his wonderful books For the Love of God (2 volumes, Crossway). In these "posts" (sections of the books) Carson follows Robert Murray McCheyne's outline for reading the Bible in a year, and offers comments on the passages read on a given day. Carson's two volumes are perhaps the best "devotional" reading I am aware of.