As I said on my main page, I read a lot. I learned to read when I was three, and I haven't stopped reading since. Lately, I've been focusing my attention on short story anthologies, with a special interest in erotic horror. The Hot Blood series, with ten volumes so far, is very, very good in that respect. I also read some of the vampire stories. The Love in Vein series, edited by Poppy Z. Brite, is pretty darn good. Now, this next one isn't a horror story, or erotic horror, or anything like that. Last year, I read a book called "Memoirs of a Geisha", by Arthur Golden. It is currently my favourite piece of fiction on earth. It tells a tale of the geisha district of Gion in Kobe, Japan, in the years leading up to and just after World War II. The story is told through the eys of a woman who was sold into the geisha trade at the age of nine. She tells her story of growing up in the geisha house and recieving her training in the various arts of music and dance. It's a wonderful story, and so descriptive. Last time I checked it was #2 on the best seller lists, so I guess I'm not the only one who feels that way. I'm interested in geisha in general, and I read anything I can get my hands on about them. They are a disappearing part of Japanese culture, and it saddens me to see this happening.