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My favourite book is Not Wanted On The Voyage by Timothy Findley.
Others would be To Sail Beyond The Sunset, Through the Narrow Gate,
Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, A Casual Vacancy. Authors would
be Atwood, Findley, Vikram Seth, Robert Heinlein, John Shelby
Spong, Dr. Seuss.
Movies - Auntie Mame, As Good As It Gets, Megamind (don't judge),
anything with Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Audrey Hepburn, Fred
Astaire, Judi Dench or Maggie Smith.
Shows - Broadway would be the classics, Les Mis, Cats, Tommy, South
Pacific as well as Wicked and Rent. TV would be Fringe, Glee, Big
Bang Theory, The New Normal, Doctor Who, Boston Legal
Music - really all of it, but I find myself going back again and
again to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Pet Shop Boys, Kate Bush,
Erasure, the works of Bach and Albinoni, Various movie scores and
soundtracks, Swedish House Mafia and a few other remixes and
finally most of the stuff on Glee (again, don't judge...it's called
popular music cuz it's easy to like)
Food - Sushi, any kind of noodles, and while it may not be a type
of cuisine, I love bowls. Not the vessel (although I do have a
strong appreciation for good china) but meals in a bowl like pho,
or the ninja bowl at Fresh or curry and rice.