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Books: Jane Austen (I've read Pride and Prejudice, Lady Susan,
Mansfield Park and a good selection of her letters. Still need to
finish the rest of her Big Six), anything by Jen Lancaster, Our
Mutual Friend, Wide Sargasso Sea, Cold Mountain, Jane Eyre,
Wuthering Heights, The Hours, The Other Boleyn Girl, anything by
Philippa Gregory, the Shopaholic series, Bel Canto, Stash, The
Dressmaker, Brave New World, The Piano Teacher, The Luxe series,
the Gemma Doyle trilogy, The Golden Compass, Between Boyfriends,
Nausea... This list could really go on forever. Basically, I'll
read just about anything and I can only think of 2 books I gave up
on because I disliked them.
Movies: Gone With the Wind, Les Miserables, Vanity Fair, West Side
Story, Pride and Prejudice, the animated Disney movies
(particularly The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Pocahontas, etc),
Legally Blonde, Adam and Steve, The Duchess, Clue, Volver, Selena,
Brokeback Mountain, Chicago, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music,
Anastasia (both the animated version and the one with Ingrid
Bergman and Yul Brenner) and whatever I can find on Netflix. This
list would not be nearly as extensive as my book list if I were to
actually list everything.
TV Shows: Will & Grace, Charmed, Glee, Design Star, anything on
HGTV, GCB, Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock (not that I have cable or time
to watch much anymore)
music: Britney Spears, opera (mostly 19th century Italian, but
really anything after Handel is cool with me [da capo arias are the
death of me]), Top 40, country, hip hop and more. i'll listen to
just about anything once and most of it i'll listen to a couple
more times at least. I also often wake up with random songs in my
head. One day it will be Trees on the Mountain from Susannah, the
next it will be Shake Ya Tailfeather by Nelly.
Food: I'm a really picky eater, but I love chocolate in many forms,
peanut butter, dairy (especially cheese) and carbs. I basically
live on grilled cheese and salads when I remember to buy lettuce.