Books. Until recently I avoided classics, thinking they'd been
covered by others and I'd find my own way. Now I'm someone who's
read The Hunger Games books (not classics, by any means) and loves
to talk about them. One of my favorite books is very, very short,
The Mystery Guest. I love pretty much anything by Neil
TV. I like Doctor Who. Also on BBC, I watch a lot of Top Gear,
despite not being a car person in the slightest. I don't know why
either of them grabbed my attention. Is Sherlock on BBC across the
pond? Either way, maybe I'm smitten with Britain. (See what I did
there?) On our soil, Community and Archer and funniness. (I guess
Daily Show and Colbert Report, but those seem like givens.) I'm a
bit of geek, and to make it even more distressingly obvious, I'll
say that I'm really into Game of Thrones.
Music. More important than TV. But I hate listing individual bands
or artists, because I feel like it gives short shrift to other
bands and genres. I'm glad my parents instilled a love for Bob
Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, among others. David Byrne and
Brian Eno's album from a few years is something I often go back to.
I have an abiding love for REM. LCD Soundsystem. New Pornographers.
Mountain Goats. My playlist lately has featured a lot of Tune-Yards
and Purity Ring and the new Crystal Castles.