Books: TAMORA PIERCE. Anything by her. Diana Wynne Jones. Also
anything by her!
I adore YA lit. Adore talking about it, adore writing about it,
adore reading it, and adore that I am not alone in my love of YA
lit well into my twenties! I recently finished the incredible Fire
and Thorns series by Rae Carson. I keep rereading the best
Actual book titles: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Harry
Potter series by J.K. Rowling (of course!), Pride and Prejudice by
Jane Austen, Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut, Lamb by Christopher Moore,
The Princess Bride by William Goldman, The Brief Wondrous Life of
Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving,
lots of Shakespeare (I was in a Shakespeare company in college, so
I'm very fond!), and Paper Towns by John Green.
Movies: The Princess Bride, Ratatouille, Singin' in the Rain, That
Thing You Do!, Benny and Joon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless
Mind, Big Fish, LotR, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hedwig and the
Angry Inch, Howl's Moving Castle (I have this weird obsession with
the Christian Bale dub), Love Actually, 1776 the musical, Mulan,
Help! featuring the Beatles!
Shows: Doctor Who, Firefly, Chuck, Parks & Recreation (!), The
Mindy Project, Gilmore Girls, Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock
(werewolf bar mitzvah, spooky scary!), Buffy/Angel (but I'm really
Music: if one can sing along, I will like it. :) Power jams include
"Africa" by Toto, "Spaceman" by The Killers, and "Young Blood" by
Norah Jones. Other favorite bands include: The Beatles, Elton John,
Billy Joel, The Fratellis, Slow Club, The Shins, Belle &
Sebastian, BnL (still!), David Bowie, Lisa Hannigan, Mika, the
Duhks, and the Mountain Goats. I've recently been enjoying the
Avett Brothers a lot.