I got an MA in German Literature (not for career, just for fun),
but I read mostly non-fiction now.
And a funny tidbit: When I want to learn a new language, I read
"The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" in that language to learn
vocabulary and grammar.
Kate Bush, Zero 7, Morcheeba, Air, Jose Gonzalez, Saint Etienne,
Bonobo, Sia Furler, Hooverphonic, Goldfrapp, Hayley Westenra, Bebel
Gilberto, New Order, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Frederico Aubele,
Ulrich Schnauss, Beth Orton, Royksopp, Jamiroquai, B-52s, Nouvelle
Vague, Massive Attack, Charlotte Gainbourg, Ursula 1000, Robbie
Williams, Emma Shaplin, Tosca, Cyndi Lauper, Kylie Minogue,
Thievery Corporation....plus classical music, especially early
music and late 19th century/early 20th century music.
Moon, Run Lola Run, Pieces of April, Sense and Sensibility,
Undertow, City of Lost Children, Lathe of Heaven, Before Sunset,
Garden State, What's Up Doc?, Up, Pee-wee's Big Adventure,
Despicable Me, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Shortbus, Monty Python's Life of
Brian, Raising Arizona, Basquiat, Transamerica, Goodbye Lenin,
Bride and Prejudice, Under the Tuscan Sun, Best in Show, The Dark
Crystal, Helvetica, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Fountain, It's
a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Bear Cub, 500 Days of Summer, The
Wedding Banquet, The Secret Garden, Contact, Love Actually, the
LOTHR movies, the Alien movies, Women on the Verge, Mindwalk,
Broken Embraces, The Sea Inside, Airplane, Children of Men, Bridget
Jones's Diary, Clueless, Curse of the Golden Flower, Ran.
I'm an avid reader of online news (The Economist, Huffington Post,
BBC News, NY Times, etc.)
I love everything!