Some of my favorite books are “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”, anything by Charles Bukowski, especially Factotum. The most interesting book I have read is “Survivor” by Chuck Palahniuk. This book was given to me by a Canadian couple I met while backpacking through Egypt. It made the 11 hour train ride from Aswan to Cairo a little less painful.
I listen to all kinds of music; county, Rock, oldies, pop, and, some rap.