I don't read a whole lot, except researching on my computer, but
some of my favorite books relate to the sciences, my genealogical
research, or historical events. I recently finished "The Grand
Design" by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. Prior to that, I
read "Uncle Tom's Cabin." After reading it, I'm convinced that most
people who make reference to Tom have never read the book.
As far as movies go, I like comedies, sci-fi, fantasy, adventure,
historical, period films, film noir, and old B&W movies.
Foreign films can be interesting too. Horror movies tend to freak
me out too much (I know, that's what they're supposed to do), but
classics like Hitchcock movies and The Shining are great. In
general, I don't care for inane comedies or unnecessarily or
excessively graphic and violent movies, with some exceptions (like
Tarantino and Coen Brothers films).
I don't watch much TV.
Musically, I appreciate a wide range of styles: most forms of rock
(progressive, punk, acid, new wave, grunge, etc.), reggae, blues,
jazz, fusion, folk, some R&B, classical (within limits). For
the most part I avoid: opera, disco, rap, hip-hop, pop, and country
(but some "cross-over" music works for me). BTW I don't
I'm vegetarian, so salads, fruits, veggies, whole-wheat pastas (in
moderation), cereals, and yogurt are all good. I enjoy all ethnic
food (the spicier and hotter, the better!), as long as it's
vegetarian, obviously. Cheese, chocolate, ice cream, frozen yogurt,
brownies, cake, cheesecake...yum! But those guilty pleasures are
only rarely. If you're vegan, I'm willing to go there too.