Dharma books, especially by Mark Epstein, who writes about Buddhism
as complementary to psychotherapy, Noah Levine, who writes about
punk rock as complementary to Buddhism (how cool is that?), and
Mark Coleman, who writes about nature from a Dharma perspective -
nature's healing power and spiritual lessons.
Also I like kids' books, notably the His Dark Materials series and
The Graveyard Book (by Neil Gaiman, it won the Newbury, I recommend
it highly). And yes, Harry Potter. I just finished The Hunger Games
and Catching Fire.
and like spicy stuff: Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Burmese, etc. Or a
veggie burger usually hits the spot. I heart farmer's
I am not big into watching TV or movies. I can go months without
seeing a movie. That said, favorite TV shows: Buffy, Angel,
Firefly, Dollhouse -- anything Joss Whedon. Six Feet Under, House
MD. Movies: Memento, The Pianist, DEBS, Clerks, El Mariachi, Good
Music: Tegan & Sara (despite their abysmal lyrics), Dar
Williams (whose lyrics can cancel out Tegan and Sara, right?), PJ
Harvey, Laurie Anderson, Jonatha Brooke, Patti Griffin, Shawn
Colvin, other alt-country, Neko Case, X, Raincoats, Nas,
As a teenager I loved punk rock, DJed a punk rock radio show in the
middle of the night, and wrecked my hearing going to shows and
plastering myself up against the speakers. I outgrew the music but
still appreciate the question authority, against the stream of the
dominant culture mindset (see Noah Levine in book section above).