Tolkien will always be very close to my heart. I started reading
him in third grade and I re-read Lord of the Rings
year. Also love Wheel of Time
, A Song of Ice and
, Ender's Game
. I read a lot of pop
economics/statistics/politics books; favorites are Nassim Taleb,
Nate Silver, 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),
, Rolling Stones
, and CSNY. More
modern stuff I like: Sufjan Stevens, Stars, Broken Social Scene,
Postal Service, Arcade Fire, Garbage, Imogen Heap.
Other favorite things: Starcraft II
, Team Fortress 2
, Dota 2
, Something Awful