One or more of us likes: travel, languages, citrus fruits, mosaics, multimedia novels, Dumas, flying, everything Italian, and large numbers. We have a private library that always amazes first-time visitors for its breadth, depth, and general randomness. Someday, we will get around to cataloging it. Really. We like to visit the local wineries, read the Economist, make coffee, and try new things. We're planning to go out to the sand dunes and chase each other with Super Soakers, because that's just the sort of people we are.
One of us loves the essays in "Lyrical and Critical Essays" (Camus), especially "Nuptials".
The other likes Russian writers, especially Nabokov and Bulgakov. She loves Dante, Jane Austen, thinking about the ways technology will transform literature, anthropological analysis as a means of self and cultural alienation/reflection, and learning new words. And while some people like to pair wines and food, she is better at pairing books and wine. Anything by Dumas, for instance, calls for a rich and sweet cabernet.
We both like history, dividing our resources between England, Italy and antiquity.
It is impossible to list our favorite movies, so here is a random sampling:
American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, The Illusionist, Casablanca, Memento, Insomnia, Rules of the Game, Vertigo.
Television: Buffy, Veronica Mars, Twin Peaks, Wild Palms, Lost, South Park, The Office (British and American), BBC documentaries on the Tudors.