Recent books read: "The Pillars of the Earth", "Unearthing the Bible", "Double Cross", The Land of Painted Caves", A Man Called Intrepid"; I just finished "Dracula" (not a book I would have selected but it came free on my Nook e-reader).
I don't go to movies much except with my granddaughter. Favorite movies: "One, Two, Three" (a James Cagney comedy that no one has ever heard of); Despicable Me 2 (saw it twice: once with granddaughter, again with sister -- loved it both times).
TV: mostly WETA mysteries and NOVA; anything on science or history; am not a fan of serials (e.g. Downton Abbey) but Doc Martin was an exception.
Other than Bluegrass and Celtic I'm strictly classical (Dvorak, Mahler, Bruckner, Wagner's Ring Cycle, ...); I've got several hundred works on my iPod.
Food: Chocolate ice cream with raspberry syrup is as close to heaven as I'm likely to get. Can't abide: lima beans, cashews, chili peppers and anything overcooked. Otherwise am an omnivore. Love trying new things (I'll try anything once).
I am a beer connoisseur (i.e. snob), specializing in Belgian ales, and am the resident beer expert for my food and wine organization, having coordinated several beer dinners.