Day: August 9, 2011

Reading and Eating for Nerds

Two great sites that I’ve been poking around on lately:

The first is a list from the website This Recording of the 100 best science fiction and/or fantasy novels ever.  Of course this is objective but I’d say a lot of it is spot on: Ursula K. LeGuin is the bestest after all.  It seems, however, that I have some major catching up to do–I guess I need to read Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the Long Sun huh?  I had never heard of that–actually, there was a lot I had never heard of, but there was also a lot I have heard of or have read etc.  Also, no Malazan: Book of the Fallen?   Shaaaaaaame.

If it weren't for the Kindle my house would look like this.

Oh, also Dhalgren, I need to read Dhalgren, because it was written by Samuel Delany and he once wrote a book about giving a bunch of blow jobs in the 70s and because he looks like this.  Which is amazing.

The blow jobs book is called Time Square Red, Times Square Blue, just in case you were wondering.

So on the eaterly end of things, a blogger named Adam has taken it upon himself to cook every food mentioned in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.  The blog is called Cooking Ice and Fire and it looks like a really fun and clever endeavor. He describes it as the Julie/Julia project but, you know, with more meat and mead.  I guess he decided to take the reins from Tom Colicchio’s Game of Thrones food trucks seen earlier this year

Adam does preface each entry with a selection from the books, so the spoiler nervous should probably avoid.  I’ve avoided reading the non-recipe parts too closely because I’m not quite done with A Dance With Dragons yet, but I think he’s mostly kept his recipes to the first four books.  There are some honeyed locusts in book five that I hope he makes–that’d be commitment.

Huzzah bitches!