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My favorite books are Passing (Larsen, 1929), Fun
Home (Bechdel, 2006), and Stone Butch Blues
(Feinberg, 1993). Jane Austen (especially Pride and Prejudice) and
LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon Series
are longtime staples on my nightstand as well. These are the
literary equivalents of longstanding love affairs in my life.
As far as summer flings go, I loved Deborah Harkness' All
Souls Trilogy, Tamora Pierce's Emelan Universe novels (the
Circle of Magic and Circle Opens quartets, etc.)
and all of Richelle Mead's series (both YA and adult, especially
the Georgina Kincaid Succubus series, and The Vampire
Academy and its spin-off, the Bloodlines series.)
Perhaps we will catch up in the future sometime. Probably
The one night stands are Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan novels,
Richard Castle's Nikki Heat books (totally tied to my TV viewing
habits. Zero shame), and Lauren Willig's Secret History of the
Pink Carnation series. I inhale stuff like that and rarely
reread it though. Books like that are too fast and intense to read
more than once, the book equivalents of falling into bed with a
megalomaniac for a week. Or in the case of the Pink Carnation
especially, too wickedly sweet, like eating marzipan with my tree
nut sensitivity. Especially if I needed to be watching my blood
My absolute favorite movie is Practical Magic. Hands down.
Stardust, Hysteria, Addam's Family Values, and Saved! round out my
top five. There are a couple more I like, but I don't watch many
movies. Ask me.
I love TV. A lot. My tastes are eclectic and varied, so I encourage
you to ask, because not only is TV an easy lead for a message, but
I've seen so much of it that there is probably some overlap. I am
definitely not into anime.
I like music and silence about the same. Which is sort of a lot I
guess, and I'm pretty laid back about most genres if I do feel like
listening to music.
I do not like screamo. ICP Is Not Okay, ever. And neither are
Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie is my favorite song ever,
and I listen to a lot of ambient electronic otherwise. As far as
songs with lyrics go, Queen/David Bowie (obviously) and Florence +
the Machine. I'm not ashamed of my love for 90's boy bands and the
Spice Girls, either. Nor Céline Dion, though that is primarily
My current favorite playlist in iTunes is called Dido, Frou Frou,
Jem. I like a lot of chill Scandinavian stuff too, but am not
pretentious enough of a music nerd to list a bunch more names on
here. Besides, I generally identify music I like in terms of
specific songs (that I don't usually remember the names of) than
My favorite food is cheese, especially semi/hard artisanal.
Blueberry iced tea is my favorite non-alcoholic beverage, and
beverage in general. It should be noted that blueberries improve