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,
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, Downton Abbey,
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. A whole lot of my collection
is made up of movie soundtracks or 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, John Adams, Ligeti, Strauss and
Mahler. I also have a huge soft spot for contemporary choral
composers like Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, or Z. Randall
FOOD: I'm a vegetarian, though I don't mind at all if you aren't!
As a cook I'm way more enthusiastic than experienced, but I'm
currently on a big project to improve my cooking and it's been
going well (I can't help picturing a status bar as I try new
recipes- Sims, I blame you :-P) My favorite foods in general are
Indian, Thai and Italian but avocado sushi or popcorn are also some
of my favorite foods ever.