I recently realised that I've not read many fiction books in 2016, so I've had a binge and have tried to read one a week. So far, the trend is towards novels that are slimmer and slimmer, but recommendations are welcome.
Films! Quite a variety, and I'm attempting to work through some of the 'classic' recent films and learning to appreciate narrative techniques.
Music: I'm always hopping between artists on Spotify. But maybe some Alt-J, The Books, Bowie, Bob Dylan, Low, British Sea Power, Godspeed YBE, Kate Bush, Aphex Twin, Grimes and such.
I have a shitty memory for books I have read and usually flit between a few fiction and non-fiction at a time. So off the top of my head; Iain (M) Banks, Gaiman, Kazuo Ishiguro, D.Adams, Pratchett, Philip K Dick. I also like dipping into poetry, and keep on buying the 'Poems of the decade' collection of recent poetry for friends.
- boardgames, party games, role-play games and computer games are all great.
I love the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and the Prince Charles cinema. I read The Economist (for the articles, not necessarily because I absolutely agree with the politics or follow anything financial).
Please excuse the length (har har), but I spend a lot of time engrossed in one form of media or another.
- To-do list and calendar
- Something to read
or rather more abstractly:
"Why has that thing evolved like *that*?
Although I frequently go out to things around town, I have a terrible habit of sometimes just sitting in and binge-watching 'Would I lie to you?' and similar shows.