Some favourites would be: Pablo Neruda, Charles Bukowski, Steven King, Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Leonard Cohen, T.S. Eliot, Dave Eggers, Hemingway, Melville and on and on and on.
Musically I like something sad I can dance to and maybe a little too much Patsy Cline.
I'm a documentary junkie, the more obscure or morbid the subject matter the better... That or Drop Dead Gorgeous. Always Drop Dead Gorgeous.
24 hour convenience stores
Tacky religious artwork