Before mangas I was obsessed with books - and still am though now it's a shared books/mangas obsession. I started with shoujo, especially gender bender and fighting girls stories, but I ended up with boys love.
As for anime my taste is much broader and I enjoy many shounen Series, dark mysteries, sweet love stories or the typical growing up drama. I prefer something well made - obviously but funny or light hearted entertainment sometimes just fills that spot. Some series I enjoyed were Darker than Black, Ergo Proxy, Naruto, Orange, Haikyuu, GTO and Akira.
I also like Japanese, Chinese and Korean Music.
Favourite shoujo mangakas: Motomi Kyousuke, Seino Shizuru
Favourite yaoi mangakas are Miyamoto Kano, Honjou Rie, Sadahiro Mika, Yoneda Kou.
Favourite authors: Emily Gee, GRR Martin, Sarah Monette, Gillian Bradshaw, Judith Merkle Riley, Jim Butcher, Laurell K. Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Ginn Hale, Josh Lanyon, KJ Charles