I read all kinds of books (one of my friends jokes that I will read anything that holds still long enough), but sci fi/fantasy is my favorite. I also love books on anthropology and archaeology and other sciences.
I picked this book up shortly after my 21st birthday. This is a very basic book of cocktails, which pretty much only has a few classic recipes and a couple twists. The information on origin is okay, but it was not the book for me.