BOOKS: Seymour - An
, Red Prophet
, Mulliner Nights
. Although I
shouldn't give a false impression: reading regularly is not a habit
of mine. I'm overly picky when it comes to books. Popular literary
traits such as a near all-male cast, heaven vs hell, and
pathological liars as protagonists put me off (some of the stories
mentioned here aren't innocent of these themselves). It's true.
Here's an example: Having thoroughly enjoyed the Salinger book
mentioned above, I decided to try his big one (because, really, who
wouldn't want to try Salinger's Big One? Ahem.) EVERYone likes
Catcher in the Rye. While reading it at the airport, on two
separate occasions I was approached by strangers who told me how
much they adore the novel. By golly, if there's ever a good read to
be had, this is it.
I didn't enjoy it.
FILMS: Although not exclusively so, many of my faves are ridiculous
and are not subject to the same unfair standards I place on books.
, Shaolin Soccer
The Thin Man
Life of Brian
SHOWS: The ones created by my sister.
MUSIC: Mostly Shoegaze-y, synthy, or dreamy stuff. Sometimes dancey
and boppy. Some tunes currently on rotation, as handy audio links
(updated August 2013): Washed
, Daughn Gibson
, Klaus & Kinski
(the song takes a wonderful turn
about 2/3 in), Shout Out Louds
, Peaking Lights
CONSUMABLES: All sorts. True, I'm a vegetarian, but don't worry I'm
quite easy-going with others' diets. And I can operate well in a
kitchen. The holidays don't equal tofurky with me, they equal
lentil chestnut roulade with chanterelle gravy!