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I don't get to read books too often that aren't academic texts, so
when I do read it's usually nothing too involved. Tad Williams,
Stephen King, Philip Pullman, Christine Feehan (vampire smut for
the win!), James Patterson, Anne Rice, and just about any other
science fiction - fantasy novels out there. I do also some "normal
reading", I guess.
Lately I've been on a science/popular science kick - I've read
"Pale Blue Dot" by Carl Sagan, Parasite Rex and Microcosm by Carl
Zimmer, "The Art of Being a Parasite", "Demon in the Freezer", "The
Hot Zone, and I have plans to put some Hitchens and Dawkins on the
list as well.
Music - I guess I just need to whip out the iTunes library for this
one: America, Aerosmith, B-52's, BB King, Beatles, Black Crowes,
Black Eyed Peas, Buck-O-Nine, Daft Punk, Dave Matthews Band,
Eagles, Guns N Roses, Janis Joplin, Kiss, Kittie, Led Zeppelin,
Mana, Merril Bainbridge, Michael Jackson, Motorhead, Poison, The
Police, The Ramones, Rascal Flatts, Rusted Root (for the ultimate
win), Shakira, Simon and Milo, Socialburn, System of a Down, T.
Rex, U2, Van Halen, Van Morrison, Velvet Revolver, Xavier
Movies - Oh, goodness, I have so many. Recently: Avatar, The
Princess and the Frog
Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, The Last Unicorn,
Memento, Gattaca, La Bamba, Happy Feet, most Disney movies, Donnie
Darko, Short Circuit, Big Fish, Secondhand Lions, pretty much any
Mel Brooks movie, Harry Potters, Moulin Rouge, South Park, Shaun of
the Dead, Fifth Element, V for Vendetta, Can't Hardly Wait,
Waiting..., Whale Rider, Stargate, most Tim Burton, most Stephen
King adaptations, Final Fantasy Advent Children
TV shows: Firefly, Dead Like Me
I should add video games in here I suppose: Most of the Final
Fantasy series, DDR (great for a fun workout), Grand Theft Auto,
World of Warcraft