Books: Haruki Murakami because his books are mysterious and
beautiful and magical while at the same time totally
Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane because it does such
a good job of capturing nostalgia for childhood and the loss of
magic and innocence that comes with adulthood.
Anything by Thich Nhat Hanh because his writing is likely poetry,
and every time I read it I learn something new about peace.
The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson because it has magic and
intrigue and basically it's just a lot of fun.
To Kill A Mockingbird because I think it's taught me everything I
know about morality, and because every time I read it, it makes me
want to be a better person.
There are so many other good books. Generally I love historical
fiction, science fiction, fantasy, memoirs, biography, nonfiction
about science, psychology, and adventure, and some literary
fiction, especially magical realism.
Movies and TV: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,
Monsters, anything Joss Whedon, the Matrix, Casablanca, Chinatown.
When Harry Met Sally.
I like horror, sci-fi, and romantic comedies best (somehow Joss
Whedon manages to do all three). I'm a big fan of foreign films
(although I hate watching movies that have been dubbed).
Also, I love Louis C.K.
Music: Regina Spektor, Anais Mitchell, Vienna Teng, Tommy
Emmanuel, Jake Shimabukuro, Taylor Swift, Lorde. I like quiet,
peaceful music, especially piano. One of my favorite pieces is a
duet of Clair de Lune for piano and violin. I also love songs from
musicals, especially Les Miserables.