These days I don't have a lot of time to read for pleasure. When I do have time, it's on the weekends, which sometimes makes me crabby on Monday mornings, either because I stayed up too late on Sunday night or because I just didn't get to read as much as I would like. I love reading, but a lot of weeknights, I don't physically want to read. My eyes are tired or my brain just doesn't want to process more words. And let's face it, spring may have finally arrived in the midwest and I was busy outside in the sun, playing football with my boys.
Fortunately, I can sometimes find the quiet time I need to slip into another world created by some of my favorite authors. And who might those be?
William Kent Krueger - the man writes beautifully. http://www.williamkentkrueger.com/ I am a book behind (like I am with most of my favorite authors - so don't spoil anything for me!!) Cork O'Connor, the main character, is one of my favorite characters. Kent is one of the nicest guys on the planet, too.
Karin Slaughter - what a perfect name for a crime fiction writer. And it fits. Bad things happen in her books. Not for the light-hearted. Karin's books are suspenseful, scary and heart-breaking. http://www.karinslaughter.com/
Ian and Lee are authors I read when I am in the mood for a "guy" book. Lots of action. :)
Charlaine Harris - I have loved most of the books she has written. I didn't get into the Aurora Teagarden series. But the Lily Bard, Harper Connolly and Sookie Stackhouse series are all wonderful. http://www.charlaineharris.com/index.html The HBO series True Blood starts up again June 26th! Sweet.
So what about all of you out there - who are your favorites? How do you steal some time away to read? Does you day job ever interfere with your reading time?
(full disclosure - I intentionally left out the Inkers... seriously, a mom doesn't choose her favorite kid... I would be starting a riot around here!)