Various things I like.
I like swashbuckling novels. A lot. Which means a book has to be reasonably exciting to hold my interest. I am not advocating reading nothing but adventure novels, and I certainly don't, but they are my favorite genre.
Authors linked to Wikipedia because I'm lazy.
Louis de Wohl
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
William Sydney Porter
Leo Tolstoy- Why yes, I have read War and Peace. And my mind has been suitably blown.
I am quite fond of these, despite having no artistic talent whatsoever.
Cleopatra in Spaaace!- Mike Maihack.What the title says it is.
Darths & Droids- The Comic Irregulars. The offical explanation is "a RPG screncap comic." (Star Wars retold Dungeons & Dragons style). It does not matter if you know nothing about role-playing games, like me. You will learn a lot.
Girl Genius: The Professors Foglio.THE steampunk comic, rated T for Teen for Fantasy Violence and, um, décolletage.
Gronk- Katie Cook. An adorable comic about a monster. Really.
Lackadaisy- Tracy Butler. A tale of the Prohibition. With cats.
My Sister the Freak-Dani Jones. Two sisters fight evil. I can't explain it any more without major spoilers.
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage- Sydney Padua. Lady Ada Lovelace and Charles' Babbages' lives in a pocket universe, which is Not How Things Really Happened, maximized for hysteria.