In my free time I go for walks, I read (philosophy and short fiction, mostly, especially Latin American fiction), I practise tai chi, I keep up with politics and I argue with people on the internet. Some of my hobbies are more productive than others.
Current favourites -
Latin American fiction. Everything by Roberto Bolano, particularly Savage Detectives. Ditto Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Autumn of the Patriarch is my favourite, Hundred Years of Solitude is also great so far. Next up, Love in the Time of Cholera.
Wolf Hall. I was expecting a nuanced and detailed treatment of history, but I wasn't expecting the beautiful prose.
The Goldfinch. Probably the best treatment of Las Vegas that I've ever read. Fun plot, too.
Sci-fi. Banks, Stephenson, Cixin Liu, Gibson, list goes on.
I thought Inception was pretty solid, and The Princess Bride is the most quotable thing I've ever seen. I also liked the recent adaptation of Macbeth, minus the accents.
2) Books. Because sometimes you don't have internet access. I'm also into material culture, and I like the feel of a good hefty tome.
3) Decent food. I'm not much of a foodie, but I care about what I eat.
4) Conversation. Online or in person.
5) Friends. I don't make friends easily, so I value my friendships a lot/
6) City life. I need activity and access to civilisation. I don't think I'm cut out to be rural.