I read mostly for escapism, so I will read just about anything that will pull me into its world and make me not want to leave. Most of my favorite books make me laugh out loud at least once, and usually the more embarrassing the guffaw, the better the book. With that in mind, I will cheerfully throw myself into almost any sort of fiction. I listen to audiobooks almost constantly, but especially while knitting. Russian history has been my passion for years, and I love the evocative nature of long Russian fiction and poetry.