There are seriously too many to list here, but I'll do what I can.
And if I get one of those massively long lists that some people
drop... well... you've been warned.
You can picture me holding up a flashlight in front of my face in a
darkened room while I say that, if you want. It's spookier.
Books. I love books. All kinds of books in all kinds of genres.
I've read pretty much everything Stephen King
's written and enjoyed
almost all of it. Likewise, I love Christopher Moore
(and if you
haven't read his stuff, do, because he writes everything from the
gospel according to Biff, Jesus' childhood best friend to really
dumb angels raising armies of zombies because they think it's the
perfect Christmas wish for an eight-year-old boy), Terry Pratchett
, Bernard Cornwell
(I was never into historical or war fiction until I picked up his
Arthurian saga), Jack Whyte
, Jonathan and Faye
... I read Richard Laymon
, Brian Keene
, and Jack Ketchum
decent not-quite-mainstream horror, and possibly the most evocative
book I've read all year is 'Battle Royale
' by Koushun Takami.
I've been downloading a number of books on my computer via Kindle
lately to expand my horizons, too. To say nothing of all the comic
books and manga I read (The Walking Dead
incredible) -- I did warn you I was a geek.
Movies. I've got a special connection to movies -- my dad teaches
film, and my sister has actually gone on to become a producer in
Hollywood. She worked on 'Step Up', 'P2', and the four 'Twilight'
movies that have come out so far. That said, I really do love all
kinds of movies. Horror
is possibly my favorite genre --
and in particular I -love- BAD horror. Silly, cheesy, stupid
slasher films where you want to yell at the victims for setting
themselves up. Ridiculous monster movies with bad dialog. Which
isn't to say I don't love the good stuff, too. My all-time favorite
horror film is the original 'Dawn of the Dead
'. I love
comedies, too, both the intellectual and more serious sort, like
work (say, 'Knocked Up' and 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall'... if you
can really call those intellectual or serious) or 'Stranger than
Fiction' (might have saved myself with that one), and the dumb
buddy comedies like 'Harold and Kumar
Go to White Castle
', 'Eurotrip' and, long time favorites,
' one and two. The last three movies I saw in the theater
were... 'Ant-Man', 'Unfriended' and 'Avengers: Age of
My taste in music is almost as varied. I won't go through it all
for you. It's probably enough to know that I love 80s music
being my two favorite bands from the period), Billy Joel
, Bruce Springsteen
Fall Out Boy
Against the Machine
, the Beatles
, and more bands and
individual songs than I really want to count. Not much for country
or rap, though there are individual songs in those genres that I
like a lot as well. I'm trying to get a radio show on the college
station. I intend to focus on covers -- I have more than 20 hours
of cover music on my iPod.
Food. This is easier. Italian tops the list. Sushi
's way up there. Mexican. I'd rather
avoid places like Applebee's, personally -- their menus are so