I love to read! I rarely go anywhere with out a book to read. Naturely, I have one every fishing trip. My favorite of last year was a book called "Jackass Brandy" by Bruno Buti. It is a true story about the bootleggers of the bay area and central valley of calif, during prohibition. Apparently this region was notorious for bootleggers and crooked cops! Lot of really funny stuff in these local foothills! Some of my favorite fiction writers, of which I have every book, would be Elmore Lenord, John Grisham and Louis l 'Amour. Other favorite writers are, Henry David Thoreau, William Berry, James Hall, Kate Wilhelm and Ralph Waldo Emerson. What are your favorites?