Friday, October 31, 2014

It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet? [12]

"It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?" is inspired by the #fridayreads Twitter meme, Book Journey's "It's Monday! What Are You Reading?", Should Be Reading's "WWW Wednesdays", Tynga's Reviews "Stacking the Shelves" and the various other book haul memes, and probably a few others I can't remember right now.

All covers/book title links lead to Goodreads.

Re-reading it, because Sarah Maas reblogging Heir of Fire/ToG fanart on tumblr is giving me all kinds of feels.

Because I can already tell Throne of Glass will not be enough to get out all my Celaena feels.

It officially releases Tuesday, so I need to get to my ARC. Plus, I loved book 1, The Naturals.

Have heard great things about this one, and with it releasing in a couple days, I should probably get around to it.

Finally got to reading it, and Ally Carter is right in her blurb, it is just like "Criminal Minds" for YA. Loved!

(Books/Stuff that came in the mail.)
From the YA Book Exchange:
Sublime by Christina Lauren

From Bloomsbury:
Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan

From Sophie Jordan:
Wild by Sophie Jordan

From Martina Boone:
The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Everything but Sublime I won. Also, Wild and Not in the Script came with swag, but I was too lazy to dig it all out for the pic.

(Books I bought/borrowed.)

I haven't bought (or borrowed) any bookish things in the last week.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Kitchen Adventures (1): Apple Cinnamon Rolls

I'm not much of a baker (or a chef, for that matter), and I've decided I want to change that. Every week I'm going to attempt to bake one of the many recipes I've saved on Pinterest and Tumblr, and I will chronicle my results here to keep me accountable. My first recipe is Flourishing Foodie's Apple Cinnamon Rolls, and they turned out to be delicious!

I took a bunch of pictures throughout the baking process, but only a few were not blurry, so here they are:
About to cut in the butter for the cinnamon sugar mixture.
The rolls right after they came out of the oven.
And the rolls right after I frosted them.
While I felt there was a little too much lemon juice in the frosting, the actual roll was most excellent. (Full disclosure: I did spill a bit when measuring out the juice, so that could account for the too-strong flavor.) I think the apples made this classic treat just that much better. I definitely recommend giving the recipe a try.

Glamour shots:

Drool-worthy, right? I may or may not have had two before I realized I should probably eat a "real" dinner.


Bonus: Yesterday I made these super easy garlic knots from Damn Delicious. They went perfectly with the spaghetti and meatballs I had for dinner, and I can't wait to make them again!


Not sure what I'm going to make next week, but I'm thinking it will be some kind of cookie. Must ponder.