I failed to mention I'm also busy reading cookbooks

If anyone's got any recommendations in that department, I'd love to hear them. I'm not afraid to try anything new - and I'm usually partial to Asian-esque cuisine, from Indian, to Thai, to Vietnamese.

Now that I'm living in a virtually cable-less world (As luck would have it, I manage to pick up the channel that broadcasts both Ed and 24) I'm going to start putting even more stock in reading. I've been on a non-fiction kick lately, recently having finished Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies (a longish book that essentially reitterates the same thing over and over) and currently reading Jeffrey Steingarten's The Man Who Ate Everything: And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, and Pleasurable Pursuits and Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software by Steven Johnson. Basically, if it's got a colon in the title, I'm on board. I'm slowly compiling a list of other books to read, so when I'm at the library I know what to grab. The Minor Fall, The Major Lift recently listed a bunch of noteworthy books, so I've added a lot of them to my list, as well as a few I've wanted to read for a while - or had recommended here in the past. I came across this site, Bookfilter, which looks promising. Particularly this thread. Anyhow, here's the list of stuff I plan on picking up once I'm through with what I'm currently reading. As always, if you've got any additional recommendations, or think I ought to refrain from reading the book, let me know:

Los Gusanos - John Sayles

Mile Zero - Thomas Sahnchez

Homeboy - Seth Morgan

Going Native - Stephen Wright

What I Lived For - Joyce Carol Oates

Legs, Billy Phelan's Greatest Game, Ironwood - William Kennedy

Everything - Raymond Carver

Winter's Tale - Mark Helprin

The Collected Stories... - Richard Yates

God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

Letting Go - Philip Roth

The Stories of... - John Cheever

The Portable... - Dorothy Parker

Catch 22 - Joseph L. Heller

Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Inifinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

Sherlock Holmes Anthology - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Collected Short Stories - Roald Dahl

Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

My mom discovers new music through the Canadian morning show, Canada A.M. Usually she likes typical Mom stuff, like Norah Jones, but this morning she was very impressed by Robbie Williams' performance.

Finally done with the not-very-good pictures. Let me know if there are any errors:

House Pictures. You can click on the pictures to see an even bigger picture, but chances are you won't feel the need to