Mmmm... those are endless topics for me.
Books: Anything by Arturo Perez Reverte (i.e. The Dumas Club, The
painter of the battles), Mario Vargas Llosa (La fiesta del Chivo,
Pantaleon y las visitadoras), Shakespeare (mostly the comedies and
then some tragedies... My all time favorite are a Mid-summer's
night dream, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest), Julia
Navarro (excelent contemporary fiction spanish writer), Katherine
Pancol and Guillame Musso (French fiction writers), Ruiz-Zafon's
The Angel's game and the Shadow of the Wind... I also enjoy
"chick-lit" authors such as Sophie Kinsella and Jane Greer.
Movies: Since I go to the movies once a week, I get to see most of
what is out there. I prefer British and French Cinema but I also
love Almodovar and Woody Allen. Favorite flicks include: The King's
Speech, Casablanca, It's a Wonderful Life, Melancholia, Chocolate,
Notting Hill, Love Actually and anything that stars Juliette
Binoche, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth.
Shows: I mostly like Spanish shows which I watch on streaming:
Currently following: El Barco, Gran Hotel, El numero Uno, Calenda
and a mexican soap-opera called Por ella soy Eva.
Favorite shows of all time include: Downtown Abbey, Work of Art (on
Bravo), Inside the Actors Studio, Friends, The Monarch of the Glen,
Masterpiece Theatre and Friends.
Music: Being it one of my greatest passions, I have very eclectic
tastes: Scottish traditional country dancing music (it is not all
bagpipes!), Tango (Piazolla and Gardel), 80s pop (Madonna and ABBA,
Classical music specially Mozart, Chopin, Bach, Telemann, Lully,
and then I ADORE Mexican Mariachi music and Boleros (such as
Quiereme mucho, Jurame, Ella, Volver, etc etc and a even longer of
Finally (yes! if you are still reading this part of my profile is
either because you are a very curious chap or because we share some
interests!)... Food! Living in France it is obvious that one of my
favorite foods are French tradional cooking (specially the bread,
wine and cheeses), Mexican food (VERY spicy and not at all
TEX-MEX), Indian food (should I say more? Spicy Tandoori curry...
rice), Thai and indonesian food, and of course TAPAS, tequila and