I'm working on an article for RPGnet about my favorite games. Shannon said he would like me to write something up for Valentine's Day, to give the wife's perspective. So I'm writing about ten different games that I really like: Alhambra, Carcassonne, Gang of Four (and Tichu), Lost Cities, Memoir '44, Mystery Rummy (and Seasons), Reiner Knizia's Samurai, Rumis, San Juan, and Ticket to Ride. It's been interesting to sit down and try to analyze why I like the games I like. It's difficult to put into words.
Now I'm going to go finish reading Lisa Tuttle's The Mysteries, which Shannon gave me for Christmas and which I've been enjoying very much.