I love to read and just finished a very interesting book called Labyrinth. It deals with the Holy Grail and is written portraying the year 1200 and 2000 alternately. The characters in the present are reincarnated from 1200 and deals with their desire to protect ancient writings in 3 separate books. I love historical novels and this was a good one.
Can't paint when you have your nose in a book though :)