Crouching Buzzard was a lot of fun to read! Often I don't read enough "fun" books. I usually find myself reading thick, "meaningful" books, and historical fiction novels.
Do you find your choice of books changes depending on what's happening in your life? I have a few "old standard" books I read when the rest of my life is getting complicated. I call them my "beer and peanut" books, and have read them over and over. I think I'll be adding Donna Andrews' books to that pool!
What are your "old reliable" books, that you reach for when you just don't really want to challenge yourself, or think too hard?