I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
Putting everything on a baking sheet and then leaving it alone to cook? Sounds like a good method to me. I'll pick these cookbooks up on the weekend and see what kind of trouble I can get into.