Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
Best reads: In a perfectly extraordinary month, I read 2 five-star books (We Two and Dawn of the Belle Epoque), and a 4.5 star book (Uprooted). For several days this month I had "reading hangovers"; whatever I read I felt sure it wouldn't be a good as what I had just finished.
Strangest read: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie. I liked it, as have others in the science fiction community (it won a number of awards), but I can see how the narrative style could drive some readers nuts.
No Worst Read, as nothing really under 3 stars. But the Weakest Read was The Invisible Library, a steampunk alternate-universes fantasy (with librarian spies, homicidal steam centipedes, faeries, vampires, dragons, and werewolves), which tried to do a bit too much at once. (Yes, I was reminded of The Parasol Protectorate novels, among other things. I like those better, by the way.)