Help your potential matches find common interests.
Current experiment: Re-reading Infinite Jest, but on a Kindle this
time. Curious if links & different format modify the experience
Recently finished books: The Symmetry Teacher by Andrei Bitov, V.
by Thomas Pynchon, and Although Of Course You End Up Becoming
Yourself (extended interview with DFW by David Lipsky). All highly
Writers I like: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ezra Klein, Richard K. Morgan,
David Foster Wallace, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, Oliver
Sacks, Neil Gaiman, Nabokov,...
Joy reading categories: Longform journalism (The New Yorker, The
Atlantic, NY Review of Books, NY Mag's better pieces, etc.),
literary fiction, well written sci-fi/fantasy
More serious reading: Philosophy of science, analytic philosophy,
psychology, physics, and math
TV: John Oliver is a genius. Still missing Colbert. Jon Stewart
still has his on nights. Silicon Valley is great.
Music-wise, I'm on an indie/electronic kick lately. I also have a
vinyl collection of mostly 70s rock and classical (but padded with
more recent additions), which is how I wind down. In general,
extremely non-picky about my music genre as long as it's a quality
example of the genre.