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Books: Classics like All the King's Men, Crime and Punishment, the
Idiot, Jane Eyre, The Once and Future King, Where Angels Fear to
Also fantasy: the Silmarillion and the Name of the Wind being the
Poetry is amazing, especially Browning, Baudelaire, and
Some of my favorite movies are Forrest Gump, the Princess Bride,
Manon des Sources, Casablanca, and My Fair Lady.
Generally I stay away from TV shows unless they're in another
language, but I'm not above giving them a chance with the right
For music I like a lot of romantic composers (particularly Mahler,
Puccini, and Janacek), some more modern composers (Prokofiev,
Stravinsky), non-fluffy Japanese pop, folk rock from Scandinavia
and Ukraine, musicals, and Mumford and Sons.
For food: I cook almost all of my food nowadays, and I hate cooking
meat, hence being mostly vegetarian. I like to bake bread and use
recipes with barley or chickpeas. My favorite cuisine is Indian
(especially anything with paneer!) but I also adore Thai and
Mediterranean. Salmon sashimi is probably my favorite food. I'll
try pretty much anything.