Do you prefer reading books written in first or third person? Personally, I think it's easier to write in the third person and that makes for less room for error. I enjoy reading first person more because it's more intimate. However, I think that it's not always done well and isn't always appropriate. For instance, in historical fiction novels where a lot of attention is paid to how the character looks and is dressed, I think that it's too easy for the character to come across as narcissistic. Of course, there are some lovely historical fiction novels written in first person that are wonderful; I'm just speaking generally. What are your thoughts?