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Lolita, Perdido Street Station, anything by Patrick Califia,
American Gods, Hamlet, Laurie Penny (whom I met via OKC, as a
matter of fact), Patrick Ness, James Baldwin, Hope: A Tragedy,
Calvin and Hobbes, Shel Silverstein, Harold and the Purple Crayon,
Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz, H.L. Mencken, Marya Hornbacher,
Andrew Soloman, Mary, Karr, Tana French, Emma Donoghue, Average
American Male, Sarah Schulman, David Feinberg, and uncountable
others. I worked in a bookstore for ten years and am now a
librarian, so I could keep going for a good while. Also, full
disclosure, this is the main part of a person's profile I look at
(favorite books, not favorite anything else).
I don't watch that many movies, but think "Newsies" is pretty
awesome. I also really like horror movies, but get scared and grab
onto whoever's sitting next to me.
With regards to music: It's cool, you can pick the Pandora station,
I'll probably like it.
I love food. Almost all of it. Especially sushi and burritos, but
not together. Worst fusion cuisine ever. I'm also a pretty decent
cook, and love making food for people.
One time the cable guy called, asking me if I wanted cable. In
response to various questions I told him I didn't have cable, I
didn't have a TV, and I had no plans of getting a TV. "Well, what
do you do instead?!" he asked incredulously. "I read a lot," I told
him. "Oh," he said. "Well, I heard they were going to stop making
books soon." I have to be honest though, if you start a question
with "Do you watch..." the answer is no.