Friday Fun! (I’m Being Boring Lately So Here’s Some Wishlist Highlights)
Hello my lovely readers! I hope your weeks went well. Last weekend I went to a collegiate hockey game with a friend. It was crazy fun and full of adorable 10 year old boys in Bruins jerseys rooting for BC. It also was surprisingly warm for a building housing an ice skating rink. That could be the Vermonter in me talking though. I also hung out with one of my friends and watched trashy horror movies.
Other than that, my week has been quite normal. Well. Aside from having finally done my taxes and seeing I get moneys back for having been in graduate school last year and also being poor. Yay! I suddenly feel totally justified in getting my Xbox Kinect. So. Since I’m being an epically boring vegetarian librarian alternating between reading a shit-ton, weight lifting and doing chin-ups at the gym, and watching mini-marathons of Teen Mom 2 (for the schadenfreude aspect), I think today I’ll give you all a glance at some books on my wishlist. (Ok, some of them have yet to make it onto my LibraryThing wishlist, but they’re on my wishlist in my head, ok?!) I will probably not be able to afford them anytime soon or justify buying them since I currently have a pile of 79 physical books to read in my tiny apartment. *shuffles feet* Anywho. Here we go.
- Meat is for Pussies by John Joseph
This is marketed as a going vegan book for men written by a vegan male martial arts fighter. It’s supposed to blow the myth of being a male vegan equating being weak and/or not masculine out of the water. Since it’s a perpetual problem that veg*nism has a hard time appealing to the men of humanity, I’m very curious to check this out.
- Supermarket Vegan: 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World by Donna Klein
Fact: I am poor. Further Fact: I don’t have a car. Even Further Fact: The nearest grocery store to me is crazy cheap and mainstream so it’s not always easy for me to find obscure ingredients often listed in vegan recipes. (I do take the time to order vital wheat gluten and nutritional yeast in bulk from Amazon though. That shit is awesome). Anyway, I’m very intrigued by the concept of this book. I hope the recipes are creative and not just like “pasta, veggies, rice, have fun.” We’ll see!
- Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry by Liana Krissoff
This comes across to me as the Stitch n Bitch for canning. I’m very intrigued by canning but am put-off by how old-fashioned most of the recipes and methods in the cookbooks are. Why am I into canning you ask? Hey. Ya’ll know how into local food and preparing for the zombie apocalypse I am.
- Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
Ok, so I could own this already, but I own the previous books in the Sookie Stackhouse series in mass market paperback, and the SERIES MUST MATCH. Also, I can’t suddenly switch to ebooks for the series at this point in the game, but I would if I could.
- Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Besides having the most difficult to spell name of any author on this list, Lindqvist also wrote Let the Right One In, which I think is a wonderful twist on/addition to vampire lore. I can’t wait to see what he does to zombies.
- The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer
All you need to know about this book is that the zombie plague is an STD in it. AN STD. MUST READ.
- Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier
I was completely obsessed with Choose Your Own Adventure (CYA) stories when I was a kid, even the craptastic fundy Christian ones my parental units made me read. This is a CYA set in the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. It’s like a zombie videogame. Only it’s a book. COVET
- The Secret Feminist Cabal: A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms by Helen Merrick
I’m just obsessed with feminist scifi and any study of or collection of feminist scifi I’ve read in the past has been motherfucking awesome. Can’t wait to see what new authors and stories I’ll discover through this book.
There’s your glimpse at my wishlist! Hope you enjoyed! Hopefully I’ll have more real life stories for you next week. Also I’m just noticing that this is an interesting mix of zombies, sex, feminism, and veg*ism. Huh. I’m *coughs* a unique one, eh?