I'm an avid reader. I pour through books in a matter of hours, and always want something new to read. I've gotten my fix online through fanfiction sites (though, many are VERY poorly written representations), and I re-read books a lot.
Currently, I just restarted the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. I'm look forward to the 4th book, but I have a few months to go- she's not anticipating it being out until sometime in the fall or early winter of 2008. Sadness!
I got the first book for myself last fall, and didn't immediatly pick it up to read because I had many other books at the time. I finally read it in early November and liked it a lot. Shortly after that, I had almost $140 in Borders gift cards saved up, so when I made a road trip to the nearest large Borders store, I picked book 2 up to give to myself for Christmas. Actually, I think I put down that it was from the kids.
A week or two later, I had some more room, and wound up getting the 3rd book for under the tree as well. It took me 3 days to finish books 2 & 3. I restarted book 1 a few days later after not really finding anything else I wanted to re-read.
A few days before Christmas, a long over due Barnes & Noble gift card came in the mail. I used it to buy a lap desk for Nick's laptop computer, but had about $8 left over. I looked around for a bit, then found that the Vampire Diaries compilation book of books 3 & 4 had finally been re-released, so I grabbed that.
I found the first two books of Vampire Diaries over the summer (actually, it was 1 book, with books 1 & 2 bound together), and loved it. When I went to find books 3 & 4, I found out that they hadn't produced them together yet, and that sepretly, the two books had been out of print for quite a while. I was dismayed! But, I found it, and was able to finish that book a day or two after Christmas as well.
Now I need something new to read, but in the mean time, I'm pouring over Twilight- it's funny how many little things I missed the first time around that make me laugh now.
When I read a book the first time, I tend to pour through it quickly, and while I absorb most of the store, little things get missed, so when I re-read a book, it's not stale for me. Some books I can't get into a 2nd time, but most I can, and do.
So, what's on your book shelf?