Books: Harry Potter, Young Wizards Series by Diane Duane, The
Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce, The Black Jewels Series by Anne
Bishop, Young Sherlock Holmes Series by Andrew Lane, and the Percy
Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan.
Movies: Mary Poppins, most Disney animated films (roughly Little
Mermaid through Mulan), My Neighbor Totoro, Monty Python and the
Holy Grail, Harry Potter, 10 Things I Hate About You, and probably
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Shows: Sherlock is certainly the top of this list, as is Doctor
Who. At one point in time, I really liked CSI - but I haven't kept
up with it. Same thing for Law & Order: SVU. I also adore My
Little Pony: FiM, and Scooby Doo.
Music: I absolutely love Morning Musume. It's a Japanese pop group
that was very popular around 2000, but is still producing music.
Now that I'm in Japan, I often go to their concert tours and other
shows/events. To a lesser extent I also like groups related to
theirs like S/mileage and Buono!. I know that music isn't for
everyone though, and outside of that I really enjoyed a lot of the
covers that Glee did, and I like some country music.
Food: Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and broccoli. Second to that,
I really enjoy a good chicken curry with nan. If we're looking at
Japan-specific dishes... I might have to say shabu-shabu.