Good ones I've read this year: "Cutting for Stone," "The Circle,"
"The Light Between Oceans."
Fiction faves: Austen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Thomas Mann.
Nonfiction faves: Jared Diamond, Robert Caro, Edward Abbey, Bill
If I were limited to just a single book to have on a desert island,
it would be "The Odyssey."
Random: Calvin & Hobbes. I wanted to be Calvin when I was
young, and I haven't grown out of it.
Movies: Mel Brooks, Monty Python, and Bill Murray. "Thank You for
Smoking" (movie was better than the book). I was once a teenaged
boy, so I come with a full complement of Star Wars references (your
cue to say "I have a bad feeling about this").
Shows: Arrested Development, Boston Legal (were I a litigator, I'd
want to be Alan Shore), Big Bang Theory, Colbert. Guilty pleasures:
Pawn Stars, Bar Rescue.
Music: Melody required. My radio presets are pop (3), country (2),
and NPR. Passionate about impassioned classical music (Beethoven
& Brahms, please). When at the office, I don't always listen to
Led Zeppelin on Pandora, but when I do, so does the CPA next
Food: I will try anything twice. If it wouldn't bankrupt me I'd eat
salmon three times a day. If you offer me raclette I will offer to
marry you on the spot.