I used to list all the books/authors, movies and music I liked, but
now I feel that's kind of boring, so instead I'll write something
Since the main focus of my studies recently have been literary
studies, it will come as no surprise that I like loads of books and
authors. I like fantasy and science-fiction and feminist literature
and poetry and modern and post-modern literature and Shakespeare
I like ancient texts like The Gilgamesh Epic or Homers' Illiad and
Odyssey, and I love Sappho. I also like the poetry and prose of the
Romanticism. I love Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters. I will
always have a soft spot for Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes.
I like the modernists, and even thought I haven't finished Joyces
Ulysses or Prousts In Search of Lost Times, I think they are
wonderful. I love Virginia Woolf with all my heart. Other authors
that I like are C J L Almqvist, Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Fredrika
Bremer, Victoria Benedictsson, Sigrid Undset, Selma Lagerlöf,
Astrid Lindgren, Eyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson, Per Lagerkvist,
Edgar Allan Poe, Tolkien, Shirley Jackson...
Of current literature and authors, I like Neil Gaiman, Susanna
Clarke, Stephen Fry, Haruki Murakami, Sara Stridsberg, Maria
Sveland, Johannes Anyuro, Paul Auster, Suzanne Collins, Lev Grosman
and many more.
In movies, I watch most things, but I really like oldies, indies,
fantasy, science-fiction, film noir, Ingmar Bergman, musicals,
Tarantino, horror, Hitchcock, films that aren't produced in
Hollywood, period/costume films, Star Wars, silent film and
Some of the TV-shows I like would be: Battlestar Galactica, Pushing
Dasies, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Black Books, Once Upon A Time, Mad
Men, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hannibal, Poirot, Game of Thrones,
Arrested Development, Jeeves and Wooster...
I need music to live and I'm kind of eclectic in my taste of music.
I like most genres of music thought there are some that I prefer
more than others. I like classical music and jazz. I like pop.
Rock. Disney songs will always make me happy. Some of the bands and
musicians I like are, in no specific order, as follows: Florence +
the Machine, Édith Piaf, Monica Zetterlund, Marina and the
Diamonds, Queen, David Bowie, Håkan Hellström, First Aid Kit, Patti
Smith, Anthony & the Johnsons, Fleet Foxes, Jeff Buckley,
Laleh, Regina Spektor, Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, Imperiet, The Who,
Marilyn Monroe, Rufus Wainwright, Jefferson Airplane, Nick Cave
& The Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, Yann Tiersen, Lou Reed, Nina
Simone, The Puppini Sisters, Billie Holiday, Mulatu Astatke, and
more that I cannot remember now.