Some of my favorite things:
Films: Memento, Vertigo, Inception, Spirited Away are always on my favorites list. I’m a big fan of classic noir, also classic silents. Other films – THG series, Snowpiercer, Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Martian.
YA fantasy/science fiction novels: Hunger Games, Uglies, Legend, Geektastic, Incarceron, Beautiful Creatures, Never Let Me Go, Fifth Wave, THR series, Progeny by Tosca Lee (this is a 21 year old main character so technically adult, but crosses over to upper YA) and anything by Neil Gaiman. If you’re looking for other books, check out the right side column here.
Debut I liked: Phoenix Island
YA contemporary fiction: Fault in Our Stars, Eleanor and Park, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
Adult novels: Girl on a Train, Before I Go To Sleep, Gone Girl, S. by Dorst and JJ Abrams, The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper
Also a major fan of James Rollins, Eoin Coefer, Joe Hill, Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Harlan Ellison. Oh, and Shakespeare.
Television: Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful (!), Broadchurch, 12 Monkeys, BBC’s Sherlock, Matt Smith’s Dr. Who, Blacklist, Blindspot, the French series Les Revenants. Also Fargo, The Last Ship, The Strain, Tyrant, Wayward Pines, Mr. Robot (really love), The Night Manager. For silly fun Last Man on Earth. Obviously, not all of these are for kids. Guilty pleasures: The Voice and NBA basketball.
Favorite fun local places: The Magic Castle and Club 33 at Disneyland.
Music: Maroon Five, Sia/Bat for Lashes/Spark/Anna Calvi/Florence and the Machine/Amanda Palmer/Muse/Arcade Fire/Black Keys/Ed Sheeran/, Mozart and so much more.
Food: Lobster in just about any form. I’m a foodie who tries to avoid wheat and sugar.
Sports: Snorkeling, kayaking, swimming.
Hobbies: I collect charm bracelets with 3D charms from different eras and different countries. I love anything tech, am a geek at heart.
What don’t I like? Bullies, snarks and breakfast meetings. I am not a morning person.