Hello to all:
I have been writing now for...well...all my life. I delve quite often into short stories, but have a few novels in the works, and enjoy writing in many genres.
I work in the consulting industry and spend many office hours drafting reports, all very banal stuff.
Reading is a great pastime of mine, and I enjoy both fiction and non-fiction, especially biographies. Lots of favorite books, but a short list of top five would be:
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The Bottoms - Joe Lansdale
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
That's about it.