I've noticed that there are quite a few folks on here who read, either a lot or even occasionally. I thought it would be nice to hear what people like, what the're reading now, something they read in the past and would recommend, etc.
For me, I like a variety of book/novel genre; detective stories, mysteries, spy stories, westerns, military technothrillers, things like that. I also like a biography if it is someone I find interesting (I've read biographies on Chuck Yeager, Gen. Norman Swartzkopf, Gen Colin Powell, recently read Doris Kearns Goodwin's excellent 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln' ). However, I am most partial historical novels; those books about real times and/or places with a fictional character to help tell the story. Those are the James Michener or Leon Uris type books.
I'll post this now to explain the topic in general, then I'll post another with my current readings. Feel free to post anything you want, whether to comment on a posting, or to talk about your own readings. Maybe you read to learn, maybe you read just for pleasure.
I hope folks enjoy the sharing. I love books (I have a hard time purging my own collections, much to my wifes chagrin), and have always been an avid reader, since I was little.