Yes, but with this condition: it HAS to be a well-writen book. Bad Books are like Bad Food. They leave you feeling unsatisfied, even ill.
Currently reading: The Ptolemies, by Duncan Sprott. It's the 300-year history of the Greek rule of Egypt before the time of Christ.
I've never been a day/year/name statistician. What I do enjoy is the drama of events. The story is enjoyable, and it often helps me with an understanding of current events, as well as a greater appreciation for what some have called "The Human Condition".