Someone asked me a couple of days ago what my favorite book was.
You know, that's a really hard question. I had to think about it for a while, and I did say that I do like a lot of books, and I quoted some of the stuff that came to mind. ( King, Tolkien, Grisham even..)
But it got me thinking. I find reading to be a completely different animal than other activities. Take listening to music. If I'm in a bad mood, listening to certain music will alter that mood, either up or down , depending if I'm listening to the Foo Fighters (up) or The Tragically Hip (suicidal).
But books? If I'm in the right frame of mind I can tackle just about any genre.
If I just feel like relaxing with an old friend, I'll slip into the sci-fi /fantasy stuff. It's what I started reading when I was younger, and it's what I'm most comfortable with now. Other days, when I'm feeling inquisitive, I like to read books full of trivial information, ( I'll admit, I have a lot of The Bathroom Readers.) which are full of pop culture stories and semi-useless facts.
I also enjoy horror and suspense, and like I said, I have lots of books from each genre.
I've even expanded into graphic novels. You know, comics. Since the Twin owns a Comic Book Store, it's only right that I get a different graphic novel from him every Christmas. He never disappoints, and I find some of the stories that are there rival some of the full length novels I've read. ( That may be sacrilege to some, but believe me, there's some really good shit out there.)
I'm always interested in trying new authors, and I'll try anything once. The Sidekick occasionally has a good suggestion, and I have heard from others about what they like to read, but I would love to hear from anyone out there what their favorite read is.
So let it all hang out, and tell me what you think I should read.
And don't say the Kama Sutra: I gots that shit memorized.