I normally read mystery novels. But when I travel I make myself read nonfiction that helps me get in the mood of the place I'll go. When I was on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea, I read Moby Dick and Two Years Before the Mast. For French Guiana, I will read a book by Alfred Russell Wallace, about his investigation of the Amazon in the 1800s. And I will read Journey to the Ants by E.O. Wilson, the most famous living entomologist.