books -- I find Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fascinating. I actually have a few books that will follow me to the end of the world. Ask it will make food conversation.
music -- anything but country, but lately The XX has been helping me mellow out; The Foals always makes me feel good; James Yuill's On Your Own gets me on my feet; and the song Y Control is my anthem!
food -- i eat it all