My Favorites

I’ve often been asked about my favorites in various categories, so wonder no longer! All of these are in no particular order, with the exception of the first three TV shows. Those are, indeed, my three all-time favorite shows.


TV Shows

Firefly
Spartacus
Doctor Who
Supernatural
Game of Thrones
Timeless
The Walking Dead
Black Sails
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Versailles
Justified
Torchwood
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Veronica Mars
Roswell
Downton Abbey
Sherlock
Warehouse 13
The Vampire Diaries
Haven
Teen Wolf
Covert Affairs
Sleepy Hollow
The 100
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agent Carter
Once Upon a Time
Longmire
Arrow
The Flash
Vikings
Defiance
The Musketeers
Scorpion
12 Monkeys
Supergirl
Blindspot
Limitless
iZombie
Madam Secretary
Gotham
Designated Survivor
Lethal Weapon
Orphan Black
Grimm
Merlin
Legion
The Magicians
The Expanse
Battlestar Galactica
Daredevil
Jessica Jones
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Lucifer
Prison Break


Movies

Avatar
The Avengers series
The Pirates of the Caribbean series (mainly the first three)
The Underworld series (mainly Underworld and Underworld: Evolution)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Hobbit series
Penelope
Warm Bodies
Star Trek (the JJ Abrams rebooted series)
Thor series
Serenity
The Iron Man series
Captain America series
Leap Year
House of Flying Daggers
Speed
Dirty Dancing
The Bourne series
Beastly
The X-Men series
WALL-E
Up
Gladiator
Forrest Gump
Shawshank Redemption
The Hunger Games series
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Fault in Our Stars
Beauty and the Beast (live-action version)


Bands

Shinedown
Three Days Grace
Lacuna Coil
Within Temptation
Five Finger Death Punch
Staind
Apocalyptica
Metallica
Disturbed
Linkin Park
Breaking Benjamin
HIM
Bon Jovi
Duran Duran (going way back to my middle school years for this one)
Florence + The Machine
M83
Wardruna
Clannad
Depeche Mode


Food

Chocolate cake
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Lemon pie or cake
Cheese fries
Grilled shrimp
Chocolate milkshakes
Fried mushrooms
White corn tortilla chips and fresh guacamole


Places I’ve Been

Yellowstone National Park
The Gulf Coast of Florida and Alabama
San Antonio, Texas
Walt Disney World
Colonial Williamsburg
Santa Fe, New Mexico
San Diego, California
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Outer Banks, N.C.
The Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, N.C.
Lake Tahoe, California
Muir Woods National Monument


Places I Want to Visit

Scotland
Ireland
England
Australia
New Zealand
Canada (want to drive or take Via Rail all the way across)
The rest of the states in the United States I haven’t visited, particularly Alaska
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Holland
Germany
China


Things I Collect

Movie/TV soundtracks
Counties (goal is to visit every county in every state in the United States)
National parks (want to visit every one in the National Park Service)


Books

Caveat: I have a lot of very lovely and talented author friends whose books I enjoy a great deal, but for this list I’m setting that aside and simply listing some of my favorite books/series purely as a reader. If I were to list every book I’ve enjoyed, you’d be reading this list until you’re a year older. So if you’re one of my author friends and don’t see yourself listed, please know I still love you and your books. You are made of awesome.

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Midnighters and Leviathan series by Scott Westerfled
Don’t Look Back and Beneath the Surface by MJ Fredrick
League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Gardella Vampire Chronicles series by Colleen Gleason
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
Beastly by Alix Flinn
World War Z by Max Brooks
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
New Blood and Heart’s Blood by Gail Dayton
Worldshaker by Richard Harland
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Anna Pigeon mystery series by Nevada Barr
Kate Shugak mystery series by Dana Stabenow
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
A Great and Terrible Beauty trilogy by Libba Bray
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
Sunshine by Robin McKinley
The Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
The Farm by Emily McKay
Starflight and Starfall by Melissa Landers


Actresses

Jennifer Lawrence
Karen Gillan
Catherine Tate
Sandra Bullock
Maggie Smith
Ksenia Solo
Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Katrina Law
Ellen Hollman
Morena Baccarin
Gina Torres
Jewel Staite
Summer Glau
Scarlett Johansson
Charlize Theron
Keira Knightley
Amanda Tapping
Emma Watson
Amy Adams
Meryl Streep
Julia Roberts
Hilary Swank
Sigourney Weaver
Lana Parrilla
Tatiana Maslany


Actors

Colin Morgan
Alexander Vlahos
Arthur Darvill
Eddie Redmayne
Dan Feuerriegel
Liam McIntyre
Nathan Fillion
Alan Tudyk
Matt Smith
David Tennant
Brandon Routh
Brad Pitt
Chris Hemsworth
Tom Hiddleston
Robert Downey Jr.
Timothy Olyphant
Jared Padalecki
Jensen Ackles
Colin Firth
Daniel Day-Lewis
Sean Maguire
Colin O’Donoghue
Jeremy Renner
Scott Speedman
Orlando Bloom
Tom Hanks
Norman Reedus
Liam Neeson
Ewan McGregor
James McAvoy
Jeremy Irons
Nicholas Hoult
Sam Worthington
Karl Urban
Kit Harington
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Hugh Jackman
Gary Oldman
Heath Ledger
Morgan Freeman
Johnny Depp
Don Cheadle
Clark Gregg
Chris Evans
Benedict Cumberbatch
Martin Freeman
Tom Mison
Bob Morley
Henry Ian Cusick
Grant Gustin
Carlos Valdes
Iain De Caestecker
Idris Elba
Santiago Cabrera
Wentworth Miller
Dominic Purcell
Richard Madden


Months

April
May
October


Holidays

Christmas
Halloween
St. Patrick’s Day
Valentine’s Day
Labor Day (because that’s when DragonCon is)


Colors

Blue
Green