FOODIE PEN PAL TIME!!! I love getting my foodie pen pal package. I really enjoy making the package. It is all so much fun and so yummy!!
These are all the goodies I received from the amazing Amanda! I loved all the treats and pasta! She also sent me a recipe for Chocolate Cake and my oh my it was intense!! A very dark chocolate cake, I needed ice cream with it and then it was amazing!!
This was fantastic!! My friend Leslie, who I cook with all the time, has been wanting to make risotto. It takes a bit of time so we wanted to make sure we had a lot of time to make it. I plan to make this again soon! Or another type of risotto, I mean it was amazing!!
This was really yummy. I really like roasted cauliflower and my mom wants me to like broccoli. Ya know, its good for me. This way I will eat broccoli. Not as good as cauliflower, but put enough parmesan cheese on anything and I will eat it.
Firebirds edited by November, Sharyn- This was ok. It was not the best book of short stories I have ever read. I was unimpressed.
Spindle’s End by McKinley, Robin- This is my second time reading this book. I really enjoy McKinley’s writing style and this story is a revision of Sleeping Beauty. I love fairy tales and fantasy stories. And this story has strong female characters instead of the weak characters that the dude has to save.
Bitter Sweets by Farooki, Roopa- I really enjoyed the beginning and middle of this book. It’s a story about a family who lies all the times. They create these webs that become harder and harder to manage. The character development was really nuanced. The big disappointment for me was ending. It wrapped up in a pretty little bow and thats just not the way lying and deception work in the real world.
To Be Read:
Where the Red Fern Grows by Rawls, Wilson
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Diaz, Junot
A Walk in My World: International Short Stories about Youth edited by Mazer, Anne
The Color of Magic by Pratchett, Terry
Jane Eyre by Bronte, Charlotte
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Doyle, Arthur Conan
The Space Between Us by Umrigar, Thirty
The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Orlando by Woolf, Virginia
Tropic of Orange by Yamashita, Karen Tei
The Turn of the Screw by James, Henry
The Other Side of Paradise by Chin, Stacyann
The Ice Princess by Lackberg, Camilla
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Flagg, Fannie
Helen Keller: The Story of My Life by Keller, Helen
Like Water for Chocolate by Esquivel, Laura
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles by Lee, Jennifer
The Namesake by Lahiri, Jhumpa
The Dragon Book edited by Dann, Jack and Dozois, Gardner
Earth Logic by Marks, Laurie J.
The Language of Baklava by Abu-Jaber, Diana
Pizza: A Global History by Helstosky, Carol
At Work by Leibovitz, Annie
Bossypants by Fey, Tina
What are you reading right now? What do you think of my list? Have you read anything off my list? What did you think of it?