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I like to read one fantasy/sci book and one 'educational' book like
a cultural book on Reindeer People or something that expands my
mind (Pema Chodron, The Places We Fear the Most). I bounce back and
forth depending on my mood.
Ender's Game, Harry Potter series, anything by Orson Scott Card,
The Alchemist, Sabriel, The Golden Compass, Kim Harrison, City of
Pearl - Karen Traviss, China Mieville, Carol Berg, Octavia Butler,
Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, Ann Aguirre, Stacia Kane, Roald
Dahl, Kelly Gay... and let's not forget Dr. Seuss!
I'm really interested in seeing things from other culture/people's
perspectives so I enjoy a lot of foreign films because they are so
different and unique. I also really like documentaries.
Interstellar, Amelie, House of Flying Daggers, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, Turtles Can Fly, Science of Sleep, Serenity,
Inception, The Dark Crystal, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Howl's
Moving Castle, The Fifth Element, Citizen Dog, 3-Iron, Kung-Fu
Hustle, District 9, Equilibrium, Aeon-Flux (animated series) Also
anything animated, love it.
Music - I didn't really discover music until I was in my 20's as
everyone in my high school only listened to alternative music. In
college, when I discovered the calm soothing sounds of folk and
bluegrass, I finally got the reason people connected with music so
Sia, Hozier, Lia Ices, Mumford and Sons, Imagine Dragons, Fleet
Foxes, Miike Snow, Of Monsters and Men, Angus and Julia Stone, Band
of Horses, I Blame Coco, Ray LaMontagne, Florence and The Machine,
Sea Wolf, Lana Del Rey, Damien Jurado, Vance Joy, Horse Feathers,
Under the Influence of Giants, Horse in the Sea, Sufjan Stevens,
Decemberists, Patsy Cline, also Irish/Celtic folk ballads (I
secretly sing these in the shower)
Food - Sushi!! I can never get enough. (Ironically the only seafood
I will eat...) I love cooking myself but I don't always have time.
I make a mean Alfredo sauce with spinach/cream cheese stuffed
chicken though. Restaurants are nice, but cooking with someone else
is more fulfilling to me especially if they can teach me some