I like a good pop song just like everybody else but I also like showtunes and classical music. Whereas pop songs are easy to chew, classical music takes some time to really appreciate. I find it very calming despite my limited knowledge which is mostly limited to that radio station. I also like a good aria piece preferably sung by a tenor or soprano.
My interest in books lie mostly in thrillers, scifi, action and fantasy. I like the fast paced story telling of Dan Brown and Grisham but I can also appreciate authors who guide you through their fantasy world in every detail (Tolkien).