Which do you prefer? Short stories? Or full-length novels?
Nothing against short stories--I've read some really great ones, but I'm a lover of novels. The longer, the better. There's nothing like entering a tale and becoming completely immersed in the world the author has created. If a novel is really long and exceptionally well-written, sometimes it can be almost disorienting to finish it. I don't quite know what to do with myself for a while. It almost feels as if the story is so "true" it must be continuing somewhere, but I'm no longer allowed to be a part of it. Nerdy, I know.