This tense implies that you started doing something habitually some time ago and are still doing it habitually or regularly. It specifies how you fill your time lately: "I've been reading a lot" means that lately I pass a lot of time reading. "I've been reading your entries" means that I started reading your posts and follow them regularly. In other words, in both examples, it talks about an action that started in the past and has become habitual. It also has a short-term interpretation, used to explain the obvious signs of an activity. If your your friend staggering down the street, you can say "I see you've been drinking" or to a child with red eyes "Have you been crying?"