1. Romance novels
    Sure, I went to an "elite" school, am reasonably well-versed in a lot of classic lit, etc., but I appreciate decently-written romance novels. Don't confuse this with general chick lit - I actually really hate most chick lit. They give my brain a break. And they're a lot like...
  2. Fantasy novels
    Coincidences, destinies, misunderstandings, power struggles, and complex dramatic relationships. Add a dash of magic and some weird creatures, and voila! I'm immersed in escapism. Admittedly, I go for stories with female leads and lots of romance.
  3. Animated film
    In a city like DC, a lot of people scoff about this because it's not grown-up enough for them. I beg to differ.