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More than I can list here. I have more books than is healthy to own
(and counting) and a tablet, which means I spend about 98% of my
time reading. Please don't tell my boss.
I read equal parts fiction and nonfiction. History, science, and
biography are probably my favorites in the nonfiction department.
Favorite fiction authors off the top of my head are Anne Rice,
China Miéville, Wesley Stace, Ian McEwan, Charles Dickens, Lian
Hearn, Donna Tartt, Ursula Le Guin, and, of course, Tolkien. I'll
give just about anything a shot, though. Except Twilight. Vampires
do not sparkle. They do not attend high school.
The last good book I read was "The Martian" by Andy Weir. It makes
me happy that there's a film adaptation of it in the making
(normally I'm sad when that happens, but this book was made for it
IMO, and it's being done by Ridley Scott, whom I adore).
I love most ethnic cuisine, excluding Eskimo and anything from
Bizarre Foods, but I will attempt to try new things so long as
they're not too bizarre...you know, like balut or kæstur
I listen to music that I like, regardless of its popularity, which
means I like a lot of stuff that people have never heard of. Yeah,
I'm that guy.
Television: I'm currently in love with Penny Dreadful and Hemlock
Grove, but I'll watch anything that strikes my geeky fancy.
Anything that makes me laugh is most welcome, and fortunately
there's a lot of that on TV. I'm a huge fan of British television.
I cannot get enough. Anyone looking at my Netflix queue would
probably assume it belongs to an English senior citizen.
Also, life could never be complete without a liberal dose of the
Golden Girls. In heaven I live on their street and we have parties
on the lanai.