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I will (reluctantly) admit that I shed a single, manly tear after
reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road. It's also the only book
I refuse to reread, for that same reason. Fantastic book, I highly
recommend it. But oh God the feels. (I use slang like "the feels"
occasionally. Please don't hold it against me.)
I tend to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, but I'm always
open to suggestions. A small selection of my favorite authors are
Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Brandon Sanderson, David Weber, and Joe
Abercrombie. George R R Martin will be on that list provided he
finishes ASoIaF before he dies.
For movies, I tend to stick to action/adventure or comedies. I
can't do horror at all, I'm a huge chicken. I play a lot of Netflix
I rely on Netflix for a lot (okay, all) of my TV watching. I'm a
huge nerd, so I like most of the nerd staples: Doctor Who, Firefly,
Game of Thrones, etc. I'm sadly behind on my Star Trek.
My music tastes range all over the board. I like pop, country,
oldies, rock and roll, heavy metal. I love anything that has a
pretty good beat to it, since I usually run to music.
I've been listening to a lot of oldies music (read: 60s, 70s, and
80s) lately. James Brown, Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, Elvis, the
Beatles, the Stones, The Supremes, Aretha, whatever Pandora throws
my way. I like it better than 90% of what's on the radio
For food, I like just about everything. Chinese, Japanese, Thai,
Indian, Italian, Mexican, plain old American burgers and fries...if
it has meat, and it can be improved by hot sauce (and everything
can be improved by hot sauce and/or more meat), I'm most likely a