When I was a kid I loved John Hughes films. I mean, who didn't, right? In my age group anyway. Some Kind of Wonderful, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles.. I wanted to BE Molly Ringwald. She was my idol, she was the coolest chick in the universe. *sigh* And books? I read Stephen King. I read a ton of Stephen King as a kid. I read 'It' when I was probably 11 years old, under my covers, terrified, with a flashlight. It was awesome! I still love his books. He wrote one called 'Eye of the Dragon' and I have read that book probably six or seven times. I've read 'Pillars of the Earth' twice now, too. If you haven't read that, read it. It's amazing.