Picking just a few books is tough, but here goes: The Awakening by
Kate Chopin, Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins, The Fault in Our
Stars by John Green, Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach, Real Murders by
Charlaine Harris, The Wood Wife by Terri Windling, The Book of Five
Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman, and
American-Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.
My favorite movies are The Thomas Crown Affair (the 90s remake) and
The Red Violin. Generally I like to watch dark comedies (like
Grosse Pointe Blank) and unusual indie-type flicks. Other favs are
Brick, Waking Life, Strictly Ballroom, Dead Poets Society,
Gentleman's Agreement, and Playing By Heart.
Other visual media: Vlogbrothers & Crash Course, Castle,
Sinfest, xkcd, TED Talks, Whedon productions (and, yes, Firefly was
the best thing ever).
I love a well-told story.
I listen to a lot of different music. Blues, swing, jazz, folk,
many types of rock, a capella, drums, soul, 80s country. I have too
much Nina Simone and Ray Charles, and I need more B.B. King. Jeff
Buckley's voice was amazing and he left us too soon. My iPod is
rarely without Queen. Never get tired of the Mountain Goats. My
early musical education was courtesy of Dr. Teeth and the Electric