I like reading, but unfortunately for me...I'm a s l-o-o-w reader. I like sci-fi too, but I haven't read any new stuff in awhile, so the two authors you girls mentioned are ones I've never heard of.
I read old stuff...whatever I run across that looks good. A while back, I found an old copy of The Sand Pebbles (used as the basis of the movie starring Paul Newman). Loved it.
Just got around to American Gods/Neil Gamian. That was somethin'.