Books: beat generation and related literature (mostly Kerouac and
Bukowski), Russian classics (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Bulgakov),
Steinbeck, Kundera, Nabokov, H.S. Thompson, Krakauer, Marquez,
Thoreau, Wilde, some more contemporary authors (Hornby, Ellis,
Foer, Saramago, Murakami). Lately I've been reading more
non-fiction (history, nature, science, mountaineering, adventure
and travel stories). Update: Dumas! YESYESYES!!
Movies: the only way I can watch movies without being distracted
all the time is on my own in the cinema (preferably the late night
showing). That being said, I generally - but definitely not
exclusively - prefer more independent movies over blockbusters.
Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, Donnie Darko, Lost in Translation,
Woody Allen, Chat Noir/Chat Blanc, Eternal Sunshine of Spotless
Mind, The Pianist, The Lion King, etc.
Besides a game of football or a documentary every now and then, I
hardly watch tv. In fact, if it weren't for my housemate (addicted
to series) I wouldn't even have a television.
Music: mostly indie, folk with hints of electronic, hiphop and pop.
And the angry young man inside of me needs his dose of punk every
now and then. Artists: Frank Turner, Beach House, Dan Mangan,
Refused, Eels, The Raveonettes, Kendrick Lamar, The Smiths, Jens
Lekman, Belle and Sebastian. This list is definitely the most
endless of them all. More: http://www.last.fm/user/Tommasi
Food (and drinks): YES! Eating and drinking is one of the absolute
joys of life! Very enthusiastic about trying new flavours or
dishes, as long as they're vegetarian. My favourite exotic cuisines
are Thai and Georgian, although nothing beats a big pack of Belgian
fries and a beer when coming back from travels.