I grew up in and still currently live in the midwest (US). I have a very patient husband and well behaved teenager who are frequently on their own for dinner and laundry when a book grabs my attention.
Although I’ve been known to pick up any genre, there’s something that keeps pulling me back to romance! I mostly go after the paranormals and contemporaries, but will try anything. I am also officially addicted to my Nook. I never thought e-books would take the place of print for me, but I’ve been converted! My overflowing bookshelves have breathed a sigh of relief.
And as far as the hardest question ever – my single favorite book is Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie. Something about the imperfect protagonists is very appealing to me. And, most importantly, Phin can smash my bedroom lamp anytime, thank you very much.
I must add that there are some urban fantasy series come in as very, very close seconds. Release dates of Ilona Andrews, Jennifer Estep, Patricia Briggs (and most recently – Carolyn Crane and Stacia Kane)… Those release dates are an automatic vacation day for me!