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I read mostly SF/ fantasy. A lot of Heinlein, Robin McKinley,
Catherine Asaro, Anne Bishop, Frank Herbert or whom ever else
strikes my fancy at the moment. I also like to read about
and history and historical fiction. My favorite books run the
from Dune to Pride and Prejudice to Dispatches.
As for movies: The Constant Gardener, Velvet Goldmine, Empire of
the Sun, Lawrence of Arabia, Strictly Ballroom, Dune, Blade Runner
and many more that don't come to mind at the moment.
I don't watch much TV but I do love West Wing The Newsroom, Babylon
5 and Firefly.
I love to cook and have people over. I like to eat and make all
kinds of food but not good with spicy. But I make very good pie.