“I read like a fiend as a child, all science and history, though! My favorite books were Audubon Field Guides, especially the editions about snakes, birds, and fishes. I also carried around a copy of Jacques Cousteau’s The Shark: Splendid Savage of the Seas book for years. Still have it on my shelf now!”
For me, almost all reading is pleasurable. And I can learn from it, even the bad stuff. But I particularly like long novels where I can spend weeks or even months with the characters—thinking about them throughout the day and looking forward to the next morning when I can spend time with them again.