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I read a lot, but given that I spend my days reading historical
texts, I tend to stay away from non-fiction when reading for fun.
Some of my favorite authors are: Atwood, Bradbury, Chabon, Le Guin,
Orwell, John Irving, Frank Herbert, George R.R. Martin, Phillip K.
Recently, I've read and really enjoyed: The Kingkiller Chronicles
by Patrick Rothfuss, Wool by Hugh Howie, Perdido Street Station and
The Scar by China Mieville, The Magicians by Lev Grossman, The Long
Dark Tea-time of the Soul by Douglas Adams, The Brief Wondrous Life
of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.
Movies: Bladerunner, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The
Godfather, Monty Python, Juno, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,
Pulp Fuction, Royal Tenenbaums.
Shows: The Office, X-Files, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: DS9,
Community, Venture Bros., Seinfeld, Arrested Development,
Battlestar Galactica, Farscape, Rick and Morty, Game of
Music: I have an eclectic taste in music, but tend to listen to
more rock than anything else. The Decembrists, Ben Folds, The
Beatles, The Cranberries, Something Corporate, Led Zeppelin, The
Smiths, Neutral Milk Hotel, and a million other bands.
Games: Tabletop RPGs, Cosmic Encounters, The Resistance, Coup, Race
for the Galaxy, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, Ghost Stories,
Video Games: Crusader Kings II, Skyrim, Super Mario World, Final
Fantasy VI, Ocarina of Time, Sim City 4.