I mess around with writing, but deep down I'm pretty sure I'll never actually get published because I treat it like a hobby and not a passion -- I write when I have time, instead of making time to write.
When I read, I prefer YA sci-fi/ fantasy as my go-to fiction reads. I tend toward this genre because I read fiction as an escape from the daily drudge of life. YA sci/fi-fantasy usually has more upbeat/ hopeful endings, while adult fiction of any genre (except romance) tends to have more depressingly realistic endings. Sometimes I read romance novels, but I really prefer the type with plot/ character development between sex scenes, and I don't like having to hunt for them.
In non-fiction, I prefer history, biographies, psychology, gender studies, social/applied sciences, and law/ public policy.
I imported my library over from goodreads, and some of the covers seem to have gone "missing" in the move. I've been trying to find somewhere to link to so this book has a cover again, but for whatever reason I can't use the "shelve it" pin/ bookmark to "shelve" a book from the booksellers I actually shop at (B&N, Powells). For this particular book, I guess I had inadvertantly selected the literary summary at Goodreads -- I actually did read the book itself, and I quite enjoyed it. It was a little weird/ creepy when you realize he essentially groomed his furutre wife via time travel.