Currently reading the Dune series, not sure about favorite. I usually enjoy Jim Butcher and Michael Crichton as well.
Currently, Jack White is getting played a decent bit, as are The Black Keys. I also like Alice in Chains, the Arctic Monkeys, Audioslave, Tool, Puscifer, The Presidents of the United States of America, The Killers, and The White Stripes
I'm a big fan of barbecue and pumpkin pies.