My favourite authors include Terry Pratchett, whose mind I'm in
endless awe of, Neil Gaiman, who creates literary magic, Andrzej
Sapkowski, who, IMO, is as genius as Pratchett, Jeanette Winterson,
who seems to be similar to me and totally different at the same
time, which I find fascinating, and Bruno Schulz and Marcel Proust,
because they described *how* things happen to them, not *that* they
happen, and I am quite a sucker for this sort of writing.
I love Peter S. Beagle's too, especially "The Innkeeper's
Some academic books (on language, literature, history, and, well,
an umbrella term "anthropology" might be the one that best
describes what I'm interested in), and dictionaries are also on the
list of my favourites.
Joanne K. Rowling. Yes, the Harry Potter books are lots of fun.
Oh, and fanfiction. I read fanfiction avidly. Currently in Les
I'm more into tv shows than movies, I'm afraid. My current faves
include Sherlock, Doctor Who, In the Flesh, and Welcome to Night
Vale (which is actually a radio show). I'm quite fond of Elementary
too, and have some nostalgia for Merlin, Bones, Life on Mars,
Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate.
I do watch movies from time to time, and my favourite titles
'Imagine Me & You', 'Elizabeth', 'Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind', 'I Am Dina', and 'Institute Benjamenta' (a really
weird movie by the brothers Quay). I also like the movie version of
Also, I'm currently going through Les Miserables obssession 2.0 and
I'm really into the 2012 movie. :)
I really like all the animated Disney/Pixar stuff, too.
Music: I'm currently mostly into folk/folk rock/ancient music
(ancient secular music, not things like the gregorian choirs; so,
basically, I like ancient folk). I listen to Mumford and Sons a
lot, lately, but I'll take other folk/folk rock/indie folk/whatever
recommendations, if you have any. :) I also like The Cranberries,
Patrick Wolf, Florence and the Machine, Patrick Wolf, Portishead,
and The (early) Mediaeval Baebes.
Oh, I'm also quite fond of jazz, the older the better.
I *love* musicals - Cats and Les Miserables own my heart in
particular. But I'll often like a musical only because of it being
a musical. ;) (Okay, I've seen one version of 'Hair' that was truly
horrendous. I mean, I nearly fell asleep in theatre, for the first
time in my life)
As for the food question, I'm basically a slowfooder and I'm one of
those lucky individuals who actually, genuinely like all the
healthy/vegan/vegetarian stuff doctors always advise you to eat,
but I have to own up to periods of indulging in morbid fascination
with junk and fast food.