Books--I read a lot. I’m a graduate student so there’s a lot of
non-fiction (in and out of my field), and a lot of fiction:
mysteries, sci-fi, and many things that deal with puzzles of fact
and the literature of ideas. I find myself gravitating towards deft
explorations of characters, these days. A few recent selections:
“Four Faultless Felons”, G.K.Chesterton; “The Thief”, Megan Whalen
Turner; “The January Dancer”, Michael Flynn.
For movies, my favorite genre is Film Noir; my favorite films are
Citizen Kane and Vertigo. I’m fascinated by film in general,
though. Just in the past month or so I’ve watched The Dark Knight
Rises and Primer, which should give you an idea about the usual
range. Hang out with me and we’ll probably see at least one film
that requires reading, intense thought, or deep immersion.
These days my television viewing is on my computer, but is equally
as eclectic as the film watching. I prefer to watch most shows with
people, though, so I’m probably behind on whatever you’re currently
The food that most excites me is whatever I’m planning on cooking
next. When I go out, it’s usually Greek or sushi. Food has kind of
a high bar to clear to actually excite me, though.
I play a lot of games as a side effect of my research; I love
getting a complicated board game and figuring it out with my