If you've read my blog for a while you probably already know my friend Heather (ie: Smithy). She is an amazing friend for a million & one reasons, but for our book purposes here, I'll mention a couple very important characteristics of a best friend:
1. A willingness to read any book I ask her to, but especially her willingness to read crappy books, just so I have someone to talk to about it.
2. She is also always willing to camp out with me at book signings & other such awesome authorial events.
3. And, last but not least, Heather is one of the biggest supporters of my writing & I could not be more grateful for her her encouragement, her reading of my TERRIBLE first drafts, & her prophetic dreams about my future.
So, in short, she rocks.
I'm anti-favorites these days. A shirt that I loved yesterday just doesn't seem to fit quite right today. I saw Titanic four times in the movie theater when it came out, but have no interest in watching it again now. Not only do my tastes change, but I would much rather read a new book, even if it's bad, than re-read an old book that I really liked at the time I read it.
So, I can't say that these are my all-time favorites, but I remember I really enjoyed them when I read them: