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 loved this book. It finally proved to my father and sister that Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was based on a painting by Julian Lennon and not an LSD trip. I loved hearing the stories that caused the songs to come to life, especially the story about I am the Walrus.