The Mythical Creatures Bible is another book I keep on my "Dip Into, Comfort" shelf. People have -- and continue -- to believe in so many amazing creatures. It's an eye-opener.
But the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews has almost as many and varied creatures. What a great series!
The Incryptid Series by Seanan McGuire is my absolute favourite for its collection and portrayal of really strange creatures -- and for its humour.
I know this is a really brief jumbled post. I had a put-the-book-down-crawl-into-bed headache yesterday and I'm trying not to whine about it here. Was horrible and I'm hoping, hoping, hoping it's gone not to return. When the headache's so bad I can't read, it's BAD.