I love to read about history, (I love Gothic art, although the
medieval period is not my favorite at all).
I regret that I didn't put much attention to my class of History of
the Art during high school.
Mandatory titles for me:
Paulo Coelho's: "The Alchemist" and "The Warrior of Light".
Machiavelli: "The Prince"
Sun Tzu: "The Art of War".
Paul Samuelson and William Nordhaus: "Economics".
Other titles that I can see in my bookcase right now (author and
title): Ian Fleming, "From Russia With Love" and "Dr. No"; Jagdish
Bhagwati, "In Defense of Globalization"; Benedetta Craveri, "Lovers
and Queens"; Paulo Coelho, "The Winner is Alone", GRE's manuals,
Milton Friedman, "Capitalism and Freedom"; Joseph Stiglitz, "Free
Fall"; Jeffrey Sachs "The Price of Civilization" and Jorge
Castañeda, "Mañana Forever, Mexico and the Mexicans." In Spanish:
Rosa Beltrán: La corte de los ilusos (The Court of Fools);
and Carlos Fuentes: La muerte de Artemio Cruz (The Death
of Artemio Cruz).
James Bond is my favorite hero! I want to be at "Her Majesty's
Service" ("My Queen", so is up to you!)
In general, I like almost all movie genres, but in my I humble
opinion, a masterpiece of art named "The Godfather" (parts I, II
and III) deserves a standing ovation.
I enjoyed watching 24, The Big Bang Theory (long life to Dr.
Sheldon Cooper!) The Simpsons, and last but no least, ... House of
Cards! (maybe I've been watching too much C-SPAN? Or the content of
C-SPAN might be an interesting show by itself?).
From time to time, I like watching the television series from Chef
Rick Bayless, "Mexico - One Plate at a Time". (Disclaimer: I watch
it from time to time not because it is a bad program -all the
opposite!- but because I can not resist the craving to eat the
dishes he is showing.)
It's hard to find a gender of music I don't like.
*Special mention for my two favorite Broadway musicals. The first
one made me laugh a lot and I would like to watch again: "Avenue
Q". The other one is made possible thanks to the two superb talents
of Gaston Leroux and Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the
FOOD (finally, my favorite part):
My favorite food is ... Mexican!!! (all, from Oaxaca, Yucatán,
Sinaloa, Puebla, Norteño style, you name it). Also I like
the Spanish, Italian, French, and Thai food.
Sometimes it comes to my mind that scene of Shakespeare's "Richard
III" which makes me say: "My kingdom for Chiles en
Nogada!" (chiles in walnut sauce).