This weeks spin cycle is about books. Our favorite books, books we read, etc. I really don't have a favorite book or type of books. I like a little bit of everything. I think at this point of my life my favorite types of books are memoirs. I have read Jen Lancaster's books (I need to check out her newest one...Pretty in Plaid) and loved them. She is me, except much richer and has a better job! But I love her snarky ways, how she fits with her husband and just pretty much everything about her that she writes. I wish I lived where she was touring so I could stalk her! :) I also have read Lewis Black's memoir, again bitingly funny. I wish I had their ability to articulate how I felt most of the time! My blog is pretty lame if I do say so myself and as much as I think I'm witty, I am no writer!
Back to books though...I recently read 2 books in a trilogy by Kay Hooper. They are part of the Blood series...books about psychics in the FBI. I have written about them before so I won't go into it again, but check them out! Great books!
I also got hooked on the Harry Potter books. I started reading them in high school when they first came out. One of my Christmas presents a few years back were the books in hardback (ok, more like 7 or 8 years ago, but who's counting?). I'm a nerd. I was pretty excited about that! Also, since probably book 4 I have either been at the opening of the book store (before they had the midnight opening) or at the stores for their midnight sales and got the books! I will say, I did not participate in any of the shenanigans that were going on though. Those were for the small children I had to push out of the way to get my hands on a copy! And I won't deny having my husband wake up in the middle of the night and see me, clutching my Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and my book light sobbing because of the end of the book. Don't judge me!
And finally, I am a chick lit fanatic! I love all things chick lit! I like the light, fluffy reading material that I can finish in 24 hours. I also like the good (ususally) story lines that then lead to a good roll in the hay in the books. Because honestly...that doesn't happen in real life. As much as I wished it did real life does not usually have the sugary-sweet ending that most of these books do. But it is nice to transport myself in a world that usually has a happy ending!
If you want to see what other people are reading or like to read check them out over at http://www.spriteskeeper.com/my_weblog/2009/08/spin-cycle-book-em-dano.html