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Tolkien will always be very close to my heart. I started reading
him in third grade and I re-read Lord of the Rings almost every
year. Also love Wheel of Time, A Song of Ice and Fire, Ender's Game
series even if the author is an ass, and Sandman. I read a lot of
pop social studies books; favorites are Nassim Taleb, Nate Silver,
Thomas Piketty, Ha-Joon Chang, Jared Diamond, Paul Krugman, Karen
Armstrong, and Larry Gonick.
While I've been job searching I had a lot of time to read the books
I've always wanted to read, so now I can put some new items on my
favorites: Anna Karenina, War and Peace, One Hundred Years of
Solitude, and Master of the Senate.
I think most movies in theaters are seriously overpriced, but I
always like a good fantasy or superhero epic, like the LotR movies.
I like watching classic or 'serious' movies more than new stuff,
except for fantasy movies that I have a crush on. Favorites:
Rashomon, Apocalypse Now, There Will Be Blood, Anna Karenina, 12
Years A Slave.
I love music from the 60s, especially Bob Dylan (I have almost
every album), Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones, and CSNY. More modern
stuff I like: Sufjan Stevens, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Postal
Service, Arcade Fire, Garbage, Imogen Heap.
Videogames: Dota 2, Civilization 5, Guild Wars 2 occasionally
Boardgames: 7 Wonders, Space Alert, Ticket to Ride, most worker