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Books: Books have been an important part of my life since early
childhood. The first book I read was "Goodnight Moon," so it
retains a special place in my heart. Current favorite authors
include: John Irving, Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt
Vonnegut, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Joe Hill, Gillian Flynn,
Ken Follett, Neil Gaiman, Alexandre Dumas, George R. R. Martin and
many, many others. I'm currently reading "Five Days at Memorial" by
Sheri Fink, which is a journalistic expose on conditions in a
hospital during and immediately after Hurricane Katrina. It is
absolutely fascinating, and I highly recommend it.
I also read comic books occasionally.
Movies: I love movies, though I'm by no means an expert on them.
I've been slowly making my way through a Roger Ebert "Top 100
Movies of All Time" list, to patch some serious holes in my
watching history. I'm also on a perpetual quest to find the
scariest movies of all time. I love horror movies, but am usually
disappointed at how few quality ones get released each year. Please
message me your suggestions!
Shows: I don't have cable, so the Internet is my TV. My favorite TV
personality is Gordon Ramsay, so I've been watching Hell's Kitchen
and Masterchef. Other than that, I'm not really following any shows
right now. The new "Sense8" show on Netflix seems
Music: I listen to significantly more podcasts than I do music.
When I am listening to music, my tastes usually fluctuate between
punk/rock/metal, classical, and a little bit of pop.
Food: I love food. Eating is definitely a big hobby of mine, to the
extent that I do it nearly every day. I've been getting into
cooking a lot lately, and trying to get creative with ingredients
and recipes. I've been trying to challenge myself to buy all the
stuff at the store that I've never had/cooked with before, instead
of just relying on the same things every week. In the past few
weeks, I've bought stuff like fresh coconuts, pomegranates,
kumquats, kiwano melons, shiitakes, and tempeh, and made things
like crepes, stir frys, portobello pizzas, a vegetarian version of
pasta alla carbonara, and a fun Iranian dish called fesenjan. It's
so much more fun, in my opinion, to have different flavors and food
experiences every week.