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Books: Middlesex, Catch-22, I Capture the Castle, anything by Terry
Pratchett, Margaret Atwood, whodunnits or fantasy for train
journeys and when my brain's melted - I'm working my way through
the Dresden Files. Classic fiction, especially stuff with
social/political themes - I like Eliot and Gaskell a lot. Graphic
novels - mostly of the memoir/travelogue sort.
Movies: diverse. Some favourites: Birdman, The Sound of Noise, The
Fall, Pan's Labyrinth, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Princess Bride, Let
the Right One In. I hit the Leeds Film Festival pretty heavily most
years, I enjoy the strange stuff. On the more mainstream side, I
have a weakness for comic book movies, musicals, and anything
Games: I'm an RPG fan, although I rarely seem to get time to get
really into a game lately. Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 1 & 2,
that sort of thing. I've also been playing a lot of ancient
adventure games I got from GOG, which has been great fun - some
nostalgia, and some I missed first time around.
Shows: I don't have a TV, but rent things on DVD sometimes.
Generally comedy, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy.
Music: I have eclectic and old-fashioned tastes. Mostly folk, jazz,
classic rock, and everything in between (Steeleye Span, Fleetwood
Mac, Pentangle, The Decemberists, Madeleine Peyroux). Also some
1950s stuff - Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra - the more jazz/blues
influenced bits are best. When in a serious mood, Elgar, Parry or
Rutter, anything melodic. I'll listen to good stuff from just about
any genre. For going out dancing I prefer rock clubs, the
atmosphere tends to be better.
Food: I'll try just about anything once, and Leeds is great for
food. Can't stand mushrooms despite several tries, but not a picky
eater as a rule and I like trying new places. I have a sweet tooth
and like experimenting with baking.