Added to Wishlist
So many books have thrown themselves at me in the past week. Too many, probably, unless I become independently wealthy and quit my job.
- Ink and Bone – Rachel Caine. A YA read based around the Great Library of Alexandria, which is idea that presses so many of my buttons (the good ones!).
- Book of Lies – Teri Terry. I loved Terry’s Slated trilogy so I’m looking forward to seeing what else she can do (and with twins. Twins are inherently creepy for some reason).
- Sleepless – Tracey Ward. Time travel that can’t be controlled. Sold!
- Goldenhand – Garth Nix. New Old Kingdom book!!!!!!!!!! I should probably read Clariel before this one comes out, right? *cough*
- Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers – Margaret C. Sullivan. I choose a book by its cover all the time, and I don’t feel guilty about it. I’m always interested about how a publisher choose and/or designs a cover, and I love looking at the cover of something that was originally printed, say, in the 1920s compared to the cover that it was published with in the 1960s and the 2000s. So, yeah, this sounds excellent.
- To the Bright Edge of the World – Eowyn Ivey. So looking forward to this, primarily because I enjoyed Ivey’s Snow Child so much.
- Nod – Adrian Barnes. If this cover doesn’t make you want to pick up this book, there’s something wrong with you. The premise also sounds pretty decent – without warning a large percentage of the population find that they can no longer sleep.
Articles of Note
- The Tale of a Jilted Bride and the City Centre Mansion. I had no idea that Dickens’ Miss Havisham was probably based on a real person. Such a sad story, guys.
- I’ve Sold All My CDs. Can I Live Without Those Cracked Plastic Cases of Magic and Memories? I think about doing this with my books, sometimes, but the idea pains me. Realistically, I can’t continue to support the expansion rate of my library. According to LibraryThing I have 3,198 books, and space is ultimately finite. I couldn’t picture doing it with my CDs at all, though, as I don’t have an MP3 player or a phone with enough capacity for music (so sad!).
- Conflicting Accounts of Artist Maneuverings Plague Rat Queens. I’m not really into Rat Queens, though I like the idea of it, but this is bullshit.
- Iron Man 3 Villain Originally Written a Woman. And here’s some more bullshit. Someone in the comments has said that they didn’t even make any merchandise with the baddie which, if true, makes it even more ridiculous.
- 7 Tasty Books for When You Have the Munchies. Om nom nom!
- Has Reading Fifty Shades of Grey Made You More Sexist? Are we surprised by the findings of this? I don’t think we are somehow.
- BBC to Drop Online Recipes as Part of Slimmed-Down Website / Is It Really the BBC’s Role to Publish Free Recipes for Harissa Spiced Lamb? / BBC Climbdown Over Online Recipes After Public Outcry. A saga in three links. Look, I don’t really watch the BBC but I pay my TV license, so yes, I would like some free recipes thanks.
- Preacher: ‘It’s Bigger Than Breaking Bad. It’s a Romp.’ I am so flipping excited about this (although the Breaking Bad reference is odd and kind of pointless).
The sriracha edition. Seriously. Because I bought some the other week in Tesco and it’s ridiculously addictive.
- Budget Bling Burger. I have no idea what the world’s most expensive burger is, but this version looks good enough for me.
- Spicy Sriracha Butter. Because then I could put it on EVERYTHING.
- Crispy Yogurt Sriracha Chicken. Take that KFC!
- Sriracha Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches. I would swap the croissant out for a baguette, but this generally sounds tasty, tasty, tasty.
- Totally Loaded Frilled Cheese Fry Packets. This recipe makes me want to weep with joy, or maybe for my waistline. One of those.
- Spicy Garlic Baked Meatballs. This one looks surprisingly easy.
- Sriracha Popcorn Chicken. Take this too KFC!
- Sriracha Salt. I could combine this with the sriracha butter and give myself a delicious heart attack.
- Sriracha Mac and Cheese. If I was a better person, I’d go make this right now.
- Sriracha Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings. Outrageously amazing sounding.
- Spicy Citrus Cocktail. Alcohol! And sriracha!
And a couple of sriracha-free recipes because I guess it can’t go in everything 🙁
- Blueberry and Pomegranate Cheesecake Popsicles. They sound like they’ll taste amazing and they’re so, so pretty. Bet mine will look nothing like that!
- Never Mind the BBC – Here’s 20 Years of Top Guardian Recipes. I really have to pull my finger out and make Nigella Lawson’s rhubarb meringue pie sometime. Oooh, and there’s a gooseberry pie too.