One of my favorite authors is Peter Hessler. He was the China correspondent for The New Yorker magazine for a while and he wrote some incredible books on Chinese culture, with Oracle Bones being my favorite.
Some other books I love are The Shadow of The Wind (Carlos Ruiz Zafón), The Count of Monte Cristo, most things by David Ives, Pride & Prejudice, and Obasan (Joy Kogawa).
I also really like The New Yorker and am especially a fan of their cartoons.
I love music! I have a soft spot for 90s music but mainly listen to alternative/indie stuff now like Stars, Ben Howard, Alt-J, The Helio Sequence, Two Door Cinema Club, Broken Social Scene. I also love Jazz, Classical, and Folk music. I recently learned about the radio stations WFUV and The Alternate Side and like just about everything they play.
I have been a vegetarian since age 11 but recently came out of my vegetarian closet and have started eating meat again. I had my first hot dog a couple of months ago and it was so delicious! There is no going back for me :)