"Long ago, and far away..." I really am not into Gothic novels, but lately some great mysteries I have been reading have given a feel for that genre. I read as much as I can since it is it is a great way to look at the works of some of good old and modern writers.
I do love getting into the head of characters! I re-read some books over and over. But I don't stop at fiction, some of my favorites are non-fiction and biographies. And I always want to find out what my friends are reading so I am often asking, "what is your favorite author?" - at the moment of course!