I was in a book club with other 20-something urbanites for a couple
years until recently, and it provided me with high-quality reading
material. Now it's kind of fun being able to pick whatever jumps
out at me. Recent faves have included Barney's Version, Never Let
Me Go, The Imperfectionists, Let the Great World Spin, and The
Namesake. And travel books, of course.
Favourite shows include House of Cards, Parks and Recreation, New
Girl, Modern Family, West Wing re-runs, and the CBC morning
news...and HGTV to indulge my secret love of real estate and the
idea of living abroad, in a house by the sea or beside a
Favourite music is eclectic, and includes Jay Z, Bon Iver, Sam
Roberts Band, Mumford & Sons, Lumineers, HAIM, Avett Brothers,
Neko Case, the National, Ellie Goulding, the Mellow Jazz and Mello
Cello playlists on Songza, and (I'm not ashamed to admit it) some
catchy top-40 material. Beyonce is just great.
Favourite food is generally simple and comforting: peanut butter
(on all the things); roasted vegetables; oatmeal (the breakfast of
champions); ice cream; and vegetarian chilis and stews. I have a
big sweet tooth--Bulk Barn is very dangerous.
I generally enjoy a wide range of movies, from mainstream comedy to
documentaries, to blockbuster action movies, to the kinds of movies
played on Sunday afternoon TV. If you've ever seen the Cutting Edge
and/or Captain Ron, you're my kind of people. Last movies I saw and
loved were Frances Ha and Dallas Buyers Club.