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My favourite author is China Mieville, and others Sarah Waters,
Michael Arditti, Douglas Adams, Justin Cronin, Steig Larsson. An
then cookery/food/drink/design books.
Films - I get through a lot, but favourites - Stranger than
Fiction, Rocky Horror, Mean Girls, Disney all the way, X-Men,
Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Star Wars, Star Trek (less of a tv
trekkie), Juno, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
TV - House, Prison Break, Grey's Anatomy, Walking Dead, True Blood,
Flight of the Conchords, Doctor Who, The Hour, Firefly, Sherlock,
anything with Palin or Attenborough. Also anything about food or
design - all guises of Masterchef, Grand Designs, etc.
Music - pretty much anything - Led Zepplin, Bowie, Thin Lizzy,
Hendrix, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, Scissor
Sisters, Pink, alt-j, Bloc Party remixes, Royksopp, Two Door Cinema
Club, Beirut and so on.
I will dance to anything.
Food - Food.
I cook twattily and happily - beetroot in dessert etc. Love trying
out new things, and inflicting them on people.
I actually cook vegan/vege most of the time.
I will eat anything - the less typical, the better.