Besides enjoying my quilting and my dogs and a number of other things, I love books. I tend to have books in every room and work on several at the same time.
Right now I am going through "The Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett. His books are big, and a slow read but his characters are very rich and real and I have read that his historical accuracy is really good. You definitely get your monies worth with him.
I am using late getting to the party so I have just discovered Malcolm Gladwell. Guess his books have been on the best seller nonfiction lists for years but I listened to "What the Dog Saw" which is a bunch of his New Yorker essays. He has a wonderful speaking voice. I was so impressed that I returned the book the library (love libraries) and just bought from Amazon. He actually got me to start reading other on-line articles from the New Yorker Magazine (free!).
I just got my Smithsonian and will be busy diving through that. They offered me such a good deal that I ordered a subsubscription for one of my nieces husband (though he probably reads it already) and an eight year old niece (this will be a challenge for her).
Of course there are the quilting books; science fiction; some romance novels (no thanks to one niece for getting me started there); and regular fiction.
OK I read a lot. I also just got my new Kindle today. I decided it was time to try it. It is charging up and I am starting to play.