While I have written stories set in the Mortal Lands for a long time, it is only recently that I have had the courage to start working on my writings as a professional endeavor rather than a personal hobby. Forgive the high levels of sawdust as I re-do the Land to make ready for new, exciting things.
If I were to recommend a single book to read/listen to, it would be The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis. Particularly in Audiobook form, as it is less a traditional Audiobook and more a collection of recordings of C.S. Lewis himself reading his notes for the book. He has a wonderful radio voice and his thoughts on love are insightful and inspiring. I also recommend The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters. In terms of nonfiction/research books, I can't reccomend The Apostasy that Wasn't (by Rod Bennett) Enough.
Have you heard of the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV-
I tend towards Nintendo games and RPGs, although I'm a bit picky with what I play because I love to complete games, but I hate games with ridiculous and grindy completion criteria.