My favorite book would have to be The Atrocity Archives
, which is a Lovecraftian spy thriller - yep, I'm a geek
and I'm proud of it!
Of course, I also enjoy other authors; I'm a fan of the works of
Jim Butcher, (tbc)...
For the mathematically and/or physically inclined: I have been
enjoying The Road to Reality, by Sir Roger Penrose, Frobenius
Algebras and 2D Topological Quantum Field Theories, by Joachim
Kock, Quantum Invariants of Knots and 3-Manifolds, by Vladimir
Turaev, Introduction to Symplectic Topology, by Dusa McDuff, and a
score of other books and papers.
As far as movies are concerned, I'm inclined to say that Death at a
(the British version), Bottle Shock
, Star Trek
(2009), Gangs of New
, and How to Train Your
are somewhere up near the top of the list though, in
truth, that's nowhere near a representative sample.
I don't watch all that much TV anymore.
I can honestly say that I cannot say what my favorite music is; my
answer to that question could change on a weekly basis if I tried
to answer it.
I play Turkish
classical music as well as some bluegrass
Food is an entire realm unto itself; I have numerous favorites from
many different incomparable types of cuisine.
I tend to prefer Asian foods because they are delicious and I feel
healthier after eating them than after consuming most other kinds
I especially love Japanese
, and Vietnamese
food but there will
always be a place in my heart for cold Chinese left-overs at
That is not to say that I don't like anything else; there are few
things closer to my culinary heart than homemade pasta, frikadeller
meatballs), or whitefish and bagels with cream cheese.