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November 25th, 2005

The New York Times has their 100 Notable Books of 2005 up. Out of the entire list, I've read one book, Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, and I own a second, which is Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown. I also saw Jared Diamond speak about his new book, but I didn't buy it; still, I suppose that counts as a third. So: out of the 100 Notable Books that the New York Times have noticed and deemed worthy, I have read one, own a second, and saw another author speak.

Excellent.

The New York Times and their notable lists are just useless. I'd hate to have my yearly reading represented as anything but a minority on it.
From this day on, I will be referring to Fantasy Trilogies as Legs of Ham. A big, greasy, fatty leg of ham, at that. I will be doing this because devinjay has changed my life and the recognition must go to him:

Think of it [the fantasy trilogy] as ... uh ... eating the whole ham, instead of just having a couple of slices with gravy.

Some days, I want a snack.

Some days, I want to hole up in my room with a ham.

(Okay, maybe not the BEST analogy.)


But it is!

Fantasy trilogy readers everywhere: Show your legs of ham! Show your jaws when they are covered in fat and meat from gnawing through to find the bone! Show your gluttony! Don't be afraid! Your secrets are out! I see you all!