im not a religious person. but i do believe in magic. magic in the universe. its probably why i dig gaiman and pratchett and murakami... anyhoo weird coincidence thing: when neil gaiman wrote american gods he was listening to 69 love songs. and i was listening to it (obsessively) just before i started on the book :)
reading bel canto by ann patchett now. loving it. its been so long since i discovered a new author that's easy to read and not a slog. bout 20 pages in. it goes swimmingly.