I tend to be fascinated by your reference question. Local history and genealogy? Yes please! It turns out I love imagining Oregon in days of old, so local historical fiction is something I've been discovering. Art and language are some of my favorite things, and poetry is a very important old friend. I especially love poems that puzzle me and turn the world upside down. Speaking of the world upside down, I also enjoy well-written fantasy books from time to time. But honestly, I read more children's picture books than anything else these days!