I love reading books and wish I had more time to do it. If a book doesn't catch my attention within the first 20 pages or so, though, I find it hard to keep engaged in it. I've been into non-fiction lately, including biographies and social science stuff.
As for food, I like to think that I'm open-minded, but I'm actually a little picky. A quirk that drops a lot of jaws is that I don't love Thai food, although its slowly growing on me. I like to cook when I have the time and interesting recipes to try, and love going out with good company.