Books: Good-quality fantasy literature (Tolkien
is a favourite). I recently
devoured World War Z and loved the conceit-- an oral history of an
event which never occurred as a way of throwing a harsh light on
our current way of life. I love travelling and so have recently
become fond of travel stories, especially lighthearted ones. My
favourite such book recently has been The
Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England
-- which I highly
recommend. Finished Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but it was
a bit of a slog getting through it. Currently on How to be a
Woman-- strident feminist humour is generally good stuff. I have to
read as a part of my career, which in some ways is great but in
some ways takes the fun right out of it.
of the Rings
and other quality Sci-Fi is
also good, as well as many historical films
part of my work, so...). I am man enough to admit that I loved the
film hard in the face.
Shows: Well, I was a musical theatre performer for a while, so
musicals hold a special place in my heart, especially those by
. Recently saw Matilda
, and it was the best I'd seen in
a while. I loathe Andrew Lloyd Webber with a fiery passion.
I have just now realised that probably meant to refer to TV
shows... well, then... QI
, as well as Family Guy, Game of Thrones
and Big Bang Theory.
Music: I've recently been enjoying a lot of neo-folk and
neo-bluegrass stuff, like Nickel Creek
, Punch Brothers
and Great Big Sea
as some more traditional Irish music. The radio buttons are
programmed to NPR, classical, and classic rock, so take from that
what you will. I also enjoy good swing music (since I'm a swing
dancer in my spare time).
Food: I love food, I'm a total foodie. I love sushi especially, I
just wish it was less expensive!