And I get a great deal of pleasure from books. I love Jane Austen, Kate Atkinson, Louise Erdrich and Marilynne Robinson. I read mostly literary fiction and have a special fondness for good historical fiction. I listen to a lot of young adult audiobooks. Thanks to my kids, I can also make suggestions for children's books. Good writing and finely drawn characters make me happy, and if the characters say things that make me laugh, all the better.