Lots and lots and lots of these.
Books, they wrote ‘em, I read ‘em. That said, I think I enjoy epic
along with history
the most. The one thing I do not
enjoy is poetry, of any kind. I have tried many types and now know
with a certainty that I cannot read reams and reams of poetry, pity
really, I always wanted to get through the Iliad but it is not
going to happen in this life time.
A quick aside, I love the Tolkien books, all of them, in fact the
Lord of the Rings are one of my most favourite series ever written.
I can wax lyrical about why I like them but am not too much of a
geek about it, I have just formed opinions and can tell you why I
like them if you should be so foolish as to ask. That said I really
dislike the films by the New Zealander, so a night staying in to
watch all the films back to back would be some form of cruel and
unusual torture. I can also wax lyrical about why I dislike the
films, no mindless hate here I assure you, cognitive reasoned
hatred only! Rant over, on with the profile.
Films and Music love, love, love. I do not drink, smoke or enjoy
going out to clubs (what do you do?), so all my money over the
years has been spent on music and film. I have about 4,500 albums
and loved most of them at some point in time. My tastes vary with
mood and ranges across the styles and eras of the countries I have
visited. As with the books though, there is an exception looming,
JAZZ! I have probably 50,000 plus tracks on CD and only one Jazz
track that I like, ‘Sinner Man’ by Nina Simmone, there has to be
something to that. Maybe you can suggest another jazz track that I
might like, that would be pretty special!
Food, love Chinese (English Chinese as opposed to Chinese Chinese
food), Indian (the real stuff as well as the English version),
English (yes we have our own style of cuisine despite what others
may say). I love simple foodstuffs and there is nothing better in
the world than quick raid of my own fridge and steak with not much
else added to make for a perfect meal.