Regarding books - I liked Moby Dick, a glutton for punishment I’ve read it multiple times. It’s got really boring bits and it’s completely anachronistic, but as a historical account it is interesting, and the story of Ahab’s obsession leading to (spoiler!) his and his crew’s demise is timeless. And LoTR/Hobbit do have those terrible poems, I just skipped 'em. The only bad book I remember reading recently was one of The Expanse books, Cibola Burn. It had people being stupid for no reason, was grim and dreary, and added nothing to the whole saga.
Physical media… Oh man, I have boxes of CDs and video games that I just know I won’t ever use again. I don’t want to throw them away, and selling them would be a right hassle. Who’d buy a heavily used CD of Radiohead’s “The Bends”, or a copy of Tomb Raider for the PS1? I don’t buy CDs very often now, and I don’t think I’ve ever bought a DVD. I went from renting films on VHS, to DVDs briefly, and then to torrents. I still buy games on cartridge occasionally because I have a Nintendo 3DS and Switch, and Nintendo are terrible at digital. Games on consoles digitally tend to be more expensive than physical ones, and have fewer offers. Also the last couple of years I’ve been inspired by Joe’s anti-gaming min-rants. No, seriously. I’ve taken up guitar and stopped wasting so much time on video games. Just the odd half-hour on my commute to work, or a quick game of “Roblox” with my kids.
Meh Weather all year round would be horrible. Isn’t that pretty much British weather anyway? You’d get so sick of always having to wear the same sort of clothes. Crops would die out if it was always overcast. I live in southern Europe now, and it is cold in the winter, occasionally snows, and very hot in the summer getting up to 40 deg C often. We get to wear jumpers and scarves in the winter, but in the summer can go to work in shorts and a t-shirt, and everywhere has A/C. The changes are great. Then around May-June, and Sept-Oct you have a few weeks of just nice weather. Mid-20s. Lovely. There’s this thing here that I never experienced growing up in the UK where in the summer you put your winter clothes into storage because you won’t need them! Nah, you can keep your meh weather.