As the title says. I am curious. I have read everything from LOTR, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, Wuthering Heights, Dune [all of them], Beowulf, and other older books. Including the seemingly doomed Anne Rice to a few reviews / comments I've read [she takes forever sure, but they're books you got to grit your teeth to and finish off nonetheless] I find some mystery / fantasy of more modern stuff. But I have always preferred the older works, probably cause I've always found that they have more depth to character and personality as well as an actual storyline behind them than a lot of the modern garbage [Harry Potter, Twilight, etc]. Now why I am asking is because most of the people I mingle with in real life in the town I live in are rather ignorant to books - I can mention any of Tolkien's books and get 'oh yeah the movies [for LOTR]'. So I have some questions if people would be so kind to answer. What is your favorite genre? Your favorite sort of book? One that builds to suspense or right off the bat? Writing styles? First person, third person... even second person? Focus more on a select few people [person] or try to involve everyone in the script? Subjects? Dragons? Werewolves? Vamps? Sci-Fi? Aliens? Thanks in advance.