Currently reading: Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World by Christina Lamb (it's pretty good!)
Fiction: J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ann Leckie, Alice Munroe, Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vonnegut, Connie Willis, Kim Stanley Robinson, Aaron Cometbus, Margaret Atwood, John Scalzi, Jonathan Safran Foer, Brandon Sanderson. I've been looking expand my taste in fiction recently, so any and all recommendations are appreciated.
Nonfiction: American history, Chicago history, science, baseball.
I have a Kindle, and while it is pretty useful sometimes, I still prefer real books. Also, the Kindle doesn't look as good sitting on a shelf.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Lemuria, Green Day, The Both, Elvis Costello, Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, Pinhead Gunpowder, Sleater-Kinney, Laura Stevenson, Basia Bulat
Non-judgmental vegetarian. I enjoy cooking and would like to think I'm halfway decent at it. Favorites include avocados, lentils, most breakfast foods, pinto beans, cheesecake, smooth peanut butter, mango, burritos, and raspberries. I've never really liked chocolate cake. The best breakfast place in the city is Tre Kronor in Albany Park. Trying to bake doesn't usually turn out that well for me, but I have a recipe for peanut butter cookies that always gets rave reviews.
Baseball (Go Cubs!), Orphan Black, Veep, Dr. Who, Westworld, Better Call Saul, Brooklyn 99, Last Week Tonight, Jessica Jones, Master of None.
Another book (for when I finish the first one)
Public Transit (I hate driving)
A refreshing beer