BOOKS: Good Omens, the Mistborn series, Les Miserables, Once and
Future King, the Discworld series, Way of Kings (actually, anything
by Brandon Sanderson or Neil Gaiman), Don Quixote, The City and the
City, Song of Ice and Fire series, Ender's Game, Name of the Wind,
Felix Castor books, Dresden Files, Sabriel, Alice in Wonderland of
course... I could just keep going...
COMICS: Sandman, The Unwritten, Watchmen
MOVIES: Lord of the Rings, Mr. Holland's Opus, Amadeus, Star Wars,
Dogma, Contact, The King's Speech, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,
Casablanca, Miyazaki movies
SHOWS: Firefly, Doctor Who, West Wing, Game of Thrones, Orange is
the New Black, Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica, ER, Futurama.
Food Network shows are my guilty pleasure.
MUSIC: My taste is insanely eclectic, and I'm always excited to
learn about new music I haven't heard. Some of my current favorites
are Vienna Teng, Ludo, Rush, Indigo Girls, R.E.M, Goo Goo Dolls,
Mumford and Sons, and Imagine Dragons. I listen to a lot of
soundtracks and musicals- Les Miz is my all time favorite, but I
also love Last Five Years, Rent, Wicked, Candide, Next to Normal
and anything by Sondheim.
There's also the part of my music collection that totally gives me
away as a composer- some of my favorites and biggest influences are
Berio, Barber, Vaughan Williams, Reich, Gubaidulina, Ligeti,
Strauss and Mahler. I also have a huge soft spot for contemporary
choral composers like Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, or Z.
FOOD: Curry, please! I love Thai and Indian, but Italian or sushi
are also good anytime.