I don't really and never have read books too often, though I would
like to if I had gargantuan spans of free time with zero other
obligations or concerns.
The best I can say for now is that I read a lot of articles online,
and tend to lose gobs of time reading about and researching topics
that interest me there. Bookwise, one of my favorite books from
childhood was "Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen, an adventure book that I
read in 1 weekend.
TV: I'd definitely have to say The Simpsons are one of my favorite
TV shows, as I grew up on that show. I haven't been a very regular
watcher for most of the past several years though, but it's still
one of my favorites.
I loved Home Improvement too, so I have an odd affection for
(almost) anything with Tim Allen in it.
Also really enjoy the new Doctor Who series, and Top Gear. I have
also been known to watch the occasional kdrama series.
Most TV shows that people my age like I never watched because I
grew up without cable TV. As a result, I watched a lot of and
really love a lot of shows that are on PBS.
Food: almost anything Asian -- I eat Korean food quite regularly as
many of my friends are Korean, but I really like Thai and Japanese
a lot too. Also Italian food is good occasionally, and a good ol'
meaty burger once in a while.
Music: :( grrrr... I wrote a huge long descriptive thing here and
then someone called me and now it's gone.
In any case, I think I'm pretty eclectic. Current favorite group is
Run River North, a newish indie folk band. They used to be called
Monsters Calling Home, which I admit I preferred, but they changed
for some reason. They toured the country in summer 2012 with
Anberlin and were a musical guest on the Jimmy Kimmel show back in
November. Awesome music, great lyrics and stories, and wonderful
sound. Also, not an afterthought, but I completely fell in love
with The Naked And Famous in late 2011. Super amazing
indie-synth-pop-80s blend of sounds with some good lyrics and great
guitar work. Pretty happy with their second album that just came
out, though it's a bit slower than I expected.
I generally prefer upbeat but easy going music like jazz and
loungey electronic tunes, but I also listen to and appreciate
classic rock as well as some modern rock (for short periods). Never
really got into country music though, but I've never given that a
really serious effort.