Before I started knitting (mid-October), I read all evening, every evening. Now I knit all evening, every evening...until I go to bed, then I read for awhile. I was reading a minimum of 2 books a week for years, now I've read maybe 2 books in the last month! It's the one thing that I don't like about knitting - it cuts into my reading time in a big way. Hopefully I'll become a good enough knitter some day to do both.
My favorite author?
Well, I love
Bill Bryson, Nick Hornby, Roddy Doyle, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, John Irving, the list goes on and on....I love reading biographies, Charles Dickens, the Harry Potter books, the Henning Mankell and Ian Rankin mystery series...I will read almost anything except really dry history books and I'm not terribly fond of science fiction or fantasy. Actually, some science fiction is good, but I don't like those fantasy books with lots of dragon slaying, etc.