I crush hard on everything from indie rock to 80s hair bands.
I'm not a fan of television.
My brain turns to mush when forced to look at it too long. However, when pressed, I admit to kinda sorta liking (OK, loving) classic television shows. I'm also partial to the entire Law and Order franchise, any shows about the paranormal, and those pesky game shows.
I am a bibliophile. I read anything. I own approximately 4,000 books. I plan to be a library director. Do these things tell you anything? I am friggin' obsessed with books.
I'll never be able to give you a definitive list of my favorite books, here are some writers that I think are fantastic: Muriel Spark, SARK, Jeanette Winterson, JRR Tolkien, Flannery O'Connor, May Sarton, Mikhail Bulgakov, Sabrina Ward Harrison, Boris Pasternak, Nikolai Gogol, Graham Greene, Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Chabon, Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Walker, Dorothy Allison, Natalie Goldberg, Wilkie Collins, Haruki Murakami, Joyce Carol Oates, Edith Wharton, Adrienne Rich, Shay Youngblood, Richard Wright, Saul Bellow, Betty Smith, William Burroughs, Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, Annie Dillard, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ann Patchett, Suzan-Lori Parks, Laurie Notaro, Ann Rule, Dante Alighieri, Virgil, Megan McCafferty, Seneca, Henry James, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Michelle Tea, bell hooks, Meg Cabot, Marge Piercy, Mary Gaitskill, Audre Lorde, Maya Angelou, Simone De Beauvoir, Sylvia Plath, Douglas Coupland, Francesca Lia Block, Maxine Hong Kingston, Virginia Woolf, Milan Kundera, Marianne Williamson, Pagan Kennedy, Ian McEwan, Evelyn Waugh, Daphne Du Maurier, Alice Sebold, James Joyce, Penelope Lively, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, E.M. Forster, Oscar Wilde, Stephen King, Leo Tolstoy, Elizabeth Bowen, Geraldine Brooks, Elizabeth Berg, A.M. Homes, Alice Hoffman, Khaled Hosseini, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lisa See, Jane Austen, John Updike, Mary Shelley, Kiran Desai, Anita Desai, Sir Thomas Malory, Carol Gilligan, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Lacan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Sarah Waters, Alex Haley.