For as long as I can remember, I have loved reading but my tastes have changed over the years. When I was growing up, I read many books about animals, because I have always been an animal lover. For many years now, my favorite books to read have been historical fiction, because not only do I enjoy the stories, but I feel like I’m learning a little bit of history at the same time. I like some nonfiction, especially historical and medical. I also enjoy coming-of-age stories, Southern fiction such as To Kill a Mockingbird (one of my all-time favorites) or Cold Sassy Tree, and some chick lit. I like books about women and their lives with a little bit of romance thrown in, but not too much. I don’t read a lot of mysteries, but I do like some cozy mysteries. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series is one of my favorites. My hobbies in addition to reading are quilting, walking, and spending time with family and friends. My favorite television show is Jeopardy!, because I also love trivia.