My Top 5 Books:
1. The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
2. Ender's Game- Orson Scott Card
3. Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
5. 1984 - George Orwell
I also love:
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess, Hunter S. Thompson - Rum
Diary, Be Here
- Ram Dass, Lolita - Nabokov, Breakfast of Champions -
Vonnegut, most of the non-canonical Gospels, The Three Musketeers -
Dumas, The Neverending Story - Michael Ende. As a rule I like
I love books on cognitive science, psychology, evolution and the
science of music such as Richard Dawkins, Oliver Sacks, Dan
Levithin, Dan Pink et al.
I am starting to get into comic books or graphic novels (as the
kids say) by being educated on the works of Alan Moore and Terry
Moore (no relation). And I LOVE Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai.
(specifically Empire), Donnie Darko, Rocky series,
American Psycho (the book too), The Silence of the Lambs, most
Clockwork Orange being my favorite, I also really love Eyes Wide
Shut, most Gus van Sant films, Pulp Fiction. I generally love
Quentin Tarantino, (the fiance loves him so much he's almost like a
family member) Let me know if you want to discuss why Django
Unchained was not his best film.
As a chubby kid from Jersey, I have a real admiration for the work
of Kevin Smith, but I have not seen all his movies. I do however
shout "There's Kevin Smith's hometown!" everytime I pass the "Red
Bank" stop on the NJ Transit train.
I have to admit I have a soft spot for romantic comedies starring
Hugh Grant: Bridget Jones' Diary being my favo(u)rite, followed
closely by Love Actually, and then Music and Lyrics.
Shows: South Park, Big Love, Six Feet Under, American Horror Story:
Murder House, House MD.
Currently Watching/ following: American Horror Story: Asylum,
Nip/Tuck, Bob's Burgers, 30 Rock, Lost Girl (are you a Succubus who
can control herself with humans? Message me ;) )
*There are about five foods I would stop in my tracks for:
1. Chicken Fried Steak (the Texas kind - with white gravy)
2. Fish and Chips
3. Croque Madame
5. Chicken curry
I really love classic southern cooking, especially BBQ. I have this
dream that someday I'll get to tour the continental US in a van
tasting different kinds of BBQ and writing about it.
Music: All time fav band is The Beatles
Death Cab, Radiohead, Snow Patrol,
Bright Eyes, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Passion
Pit, Postal Service, Wilco, The Kooks Folk
Elliot Smith, Fleet Foxes, Rufus
Wainwright, Damien Rice, Mumford and Sons Anti-Folk
The Moldy Peaches (Kimya
Dawson), Kate Nash, Of Montreal, Neutral Milk Hotel, Classic Rock
Clapton, The Beach Boys, The Doors, The Who.
Recently, my boyfriend got me totally into The Protomen
- check them out if
you haven't heard of them. A mega man rock opera? Hell yes. One of
the best live bands I've ever seen.
I like a lot of other bands and also classical music - you should
*Please note: I like to make top five lists. I'm a bit of list