Books: This is tough, as I read voraciously but retain little. I
went electronic when I realized I'd pack one suitcase for clothes
and a backpack for books. (I never check luggage, even when going
abroad for a month.) I'd average two books a day and leave them in
hotels, airports and trash cans. Anyway, books I've enjoyed: The
Time in Between, Wool, The Submission, State of Wonder, Bossypants
and The Night Circus. I adore everything by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and
Jasper Fforde, and I devoured the Game of Thrones series but have
yet to see the show.
Movies: Memento, Roberta (Astaire/Rogers), Kissing Jessica Stein
and Moulin Rouge are my old standbys. And I really loved The
Muppets, both new and old. (But not the middle ones -- those were
Shows: Parks and Recreation, Archer, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The
Americans, Veep, The Mindy Project, and, um, Dr. Who. Broadchurch
was beautiful, and it saddens me that they canceled Totally Biased
with W. Kamau Bell.
Music: I hate this category because it proves how terribly un-hip
and non-namedroppy I am. I like singer/songwriter, 80s (I grew up
in Jersey), Broadway, opera (not lying -- I actually go), rock,
pop, doo-wop, jazz and bluegrass. Yes, bluegrass. As proof, here
are the 10 most recently played artists/albums that my iPad chose
randomly: David Wilcox, The Pajama Game, Frank Sinatra, My Chemical
Romance, Adele, Jim Kweskin, Company, The Chenille Sisters, Ray
Charles and Michael Buble. Please don't judge.
Food: There are five foods that I cannot resist on any given menu:
duck, polenta, asparagus, pine nuts and cilantro.