When I say I couldn't do without books, I do mean it. I read a lot;
primarily, it is fiction, with the odd (and I do mean odd!) bits
and pieces of fact mixed in; I lean towards fantasy (I am a massive
Tolkien geek, and can recite at least a few of the poems from the
books; my username is another of Turin's many names. Not that I'm
cursed, I assure you! The Wheel of Time series, David Eddings
works, and... a bunch of other things are also high on my list),
but science-fiction (even if it's mostly fantasy in disguise) and
crime/mystery books are also frequent reads. In those categories,
the names Robert Heinlein and Ellis Peters spring to mind. Perhaps
I'm strange in that I read philosophers' novels for entertainment;
however, it's hard to argue that those are... unique (Nietzsche was
cracked, but in some ways hilarious!). Beyond that, Cyrano de
Bergerac seldom fails to entertain me.
I don't really watch much television, though there are exceptions
from time to time (I watched BSG and enjoyed much of it, saw a
single episode of Firefly and plan to watch the rest eventually,
and, if you didn't catch it, I rather enjoy the LotR movies). In
the past I really only listened to 'classical' music (with a
particular fondness for Chopin and Schubert, though including all
from Bach to Scriabin); however, I later mixed a lot of traditional
music in (although much of that was from the British Isles
somewhere), and I've been broadening my horizons a little more
recently. Rap, and forms of rock which consist primarily of loud
and insensate drumming, are, like '5', right out.
I enjoy food. Really, so long as something doesn't carry health
risks (i.e. raw meat), I'm probably willing to try it once. I enjoy
spicy and strong-flavoured foods (possibly as a result of a reduced
sense of smell making it harder for me to pick up on subtler
tastes, but who knows?), and I've always been a big fan of seafood.
And chocolate. What would we do without it?