What did you read in 2009 that you'd recommend–or discommend–to others?
I read almost no fiction last year: a state of affairs I hope to
change in the New Year. But judging from my current list of books on
hold at MultCoLib, I'm not making particularly good progress on that
Yesterday, I picked up my first holds-batch of 2010: The Professional Chef (the core textbook used at the CIA), Gourmet Today: More than 1000 All-New Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen (which, after the briefest of perusals, I'm thinking I will have to pony up for so I can own it forever), The Best Vegetarian Recipes: From Greens to Grains, from Soups to Salads: 200 Bold Flavored Recipes*
(by the incomparable Martha Rose Shulman, whose recipe for
Spinach-Potato Soup has become a Schardt-family-wide classic, and who
also writes a very fine column on vegetarian cooking at the New York Times)…
…and Dethalbum II
by, um, Dethklok. Because I want to encourage Fisher in his budding
passion for METAL**, and also because our house was just not complete
without a little more Metalocalypse. (Neither is yours. Seriously. Go watch it.)
a long dry spell of not really acquiring any new music unless I needed
it for Quizissippi (which is a whole nother story and will be told a
whole nother time), I spent the last couple days in a frenzy of
downloading… The Flaming Lips' astonishingly awesome "Embryonic,"
Rodrigo & Gabriela's [shut up] "11:11" [shut up… it was free and
I kind of like it] and…um… Oasis. Yeah.
So what are you reading? What are you listening to?
*What's up with the double colons in the title? Can you do that? I meet this trend with stern disfavor.
takes its funniest form in his use of the word "metal" to mean "a thing
I personally like," as in "Spaghetti soup is METAL!" and "Catching
snowflakes on your tongue is METAL!"