Pretty much all books, history, science, civil rights, anime, travel, or, you know, baby animals.
“I was startled. I did not know that you cared for me in that way. I have always thought of you as a friend; and, please, I would rather go on thinking of you so. I don’t like to be spoken to as you have been doing. I cannot answer as you want me to do, and yet I should feel so sorry if I vexed you.” (From NORTH AND SOUTH (1855) Norton critical edition 2005, p. 58)
“You think it [Manchester society] strange. Why?”
“I don’t know—I suppose becaue, on the very face of it, I see two classes dependent on each other in every possible way, yet each evidently regarding the interests of the other as opposed to their own; I never lived in a place before where there were two sets of people always running each other down.” (NORTH AND SOUTH, p. 109)