This week Booking Through Thursday asks what seems like a simple question:
"Plots? Or Stream-of-Consciousness? Which would you rather read?"
And right at first I was tempted just to say plots. Period.
But when I got to thinking about it, I realized that while I really do prefer books with strong plots, lots of action and dialogue, I have been known to enjoy some "stream of consciousness" type of writing as well (I'm thinking especially of works by Virginia Woolf, and some of J.D. Salinger's writings). So I guess it all depends on the writer and how he/she handles a particular style.
Looks like my answer is both.