I enjoy fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, and graphic novels in the adult, GenLit, and young adult collections. Within fiction, I read fantasy, science fiction, dystopias, LGBTQ, and mainstream. I enjoy good world-building and engaging plot, which must hold my attention and be well-paced. Within nonfiction, I read biographies and memoirs, especially written by celebrities and comedians, such as Tina Fey or Mindy Kaling. I listen to audiobooks in a wide variety of genres and have become very familiar with audiobook critique and narrators.
Some favorites include The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and anything by David Levithan.
Similarly, my movie preferences include fantasy, science fiction, musicals, comedies, and dramas. I enjoy action movies, especially superhero films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With any genre, I enjoy watching a film that makes me think and keeps me on my toes (Inception, Now You See Me) or films that rework common film tropes or tell an old story in a new way (Snow White and the Huntsman). I also watch light, romantic comedies for a few good laughs. Similarly, I love Disney movies, with The Princess and the Frog and Lilo & Stitch being at the top of my list of favorites, along with The King’s Speech, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Holiday.
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