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.

Charlotte Bronte
Louis de Wohl
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Brothers Grimm
Rudyard Kipling
C.S. Lewis
William Sydney Porter
Howard Pyle
Matthew Stover
Rafael Sabatini
J.R.R. Tolkien
Leo Tolstoy- Why yes, I have read War and Peace. And my mind has been suitably blown.

Web Comics:
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, d├ęcolletage.

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.