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.