Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami is my favorite book I've read
this year, but my favorite book in general is American Gods by Neil
Gaiman. (C.S. Lewis is good too.) [So is Terry Pratchett.] In
addition to excellent fiction I read a lot of stuff about history
or historical figures- I just finished Basilica, which is about of
the building of St. Peters Cathedral. I also just read the Kite
Runner, and I know I'm late to this party but wow.
I haven't got a favorite movie, but I would sell several parts of
my body to work for Pixar.
Futurama is still great. So is Doctor Who, and I watch the Daily
Show a lot.
I'm alternating between Howlin' Wolf and Dinah Washington right
now. Plus Jack White, and Daft Punk, and Cage the Elephant, and
Lupe Fiasco, and so on. I'll spare you the list.
I love food. I learned how to cook so I could indulge myself more
efficiently. I still consider myself a beginner, but I'm having a
lot of fun getting better.
For the record, this thing doesn't ask about favorite comics, but
if you aren't reading Saga right now you should be. I'm also
reading a lot of X-men, and I just bought a copy of Hark A Vagrant.