I took this from the Island of Voices Blog and it got me to thinking. She mainly talked about books from her childhood, but my hidden skeletons are of a different sort. In an earlier blog I talked about the genres of books I read and I said that I don't read romances, and well, that's not strictly true, one of my skeletons is Regency Romances, in particular Georgette Heyer's. I discovered her when I was in my 20's and have read nearly all of her books, regency romances, historical novels, and mysteries. I own quite a few of her books, mainly the regencies and the mysteries. Though it would be hard to say which of her books iis my favorite perhaps The Foundling comes very close, though Sprig Muslin, The Reluctant Widow and Cotillion also rank very highly on my list. I know Regency Romances are fairy tales but I so enjoy their convuluted, though predictable story lines. Ms Heyer's in particular are well written, often humorous and just darn fun. Oh Lord, went to Amazon to look something up about one of her books and I ended up ordering 2!
And in the strictly romance department I'm addicted to Diana Galbaldon's Outlander series. I know what I said about romance novels, about Scotsmen, time travelers, et al. but I've been into this series since the beginning and I guess I'll be with Claire and Jamie to the end. Along the way I've learned a bit about Scotish history (Culloden) and American history--the pre-revolutionary skirmishes, as well as enjoying a good love story.
So those are my skeletons, what are yours?