Thursday, January 13, 2011

Did you know

that i love to read and i love books. I have such an eclectic taste in authors however i will not read Stephen King or any of the Twilight books they just don't do it for me.
I love spy books and war books yep that's right, here's my latest addition to our bookcase
I have had to wait ages for the new Tom Clancy book, its a big one and quite hard to read whilst laying down (I love to read laying down with a drink and a bag of chips oops apple. Andy McNab is another of my favourite authors and his first book Bravo 2 Zero is a true story of how he managed to escape from a prison in Iraq he is the most decorated soldier in British history. His other books are all fiction  with war themes. I love KGB/CIA spy type books so if anyone can recommend me any please leave a comment.
The other day i picked up this book and read the blurb about it and thought OK i will give this a go and when i got home i looked at the author "Nicole Ritchie", surely not 'the' Nicole Ritchie i thought, she cant write but what little did i know it was quite a good read.
Of course there had to be some crafty books purchased
and this leads me on to all of the baking that i have been doing lately,, before i go on let me tell you that these were the kids choices and i am so OVER chocolate.

A giant milk chocolate cookie, i found it very sweet but the kids loved it, and

these ones were called chocolate crackles, very nice but a bit of an effort to make.
I am not a sweet person, give me a cheese platter any day but i must confess to a love of home made cookies or biscuits, and here are some all ready to go as gifts, aren't they cute?

Boy that was a long post, i am home alone and plan to do a bit of scrapping now before i start on dinner, so


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your cookies look so delicious Linda - especially love the way you have packaged them. Sarah loves to use both of the Martha cookbooks.

David Baldacci is my favourite author of the spy/CIA genre. Enjoy your holiday reading!

Tori said...

Your cakes and cookies look soooo yummmmmmy! I was actually going to cook some choc-chip cookies today too, but i didb't maybe tomorrow! Yours look GREAT!! Enjoy your book!

Tori xx

suzitee said...

The major downfall of cutely packaged cookies? I can't bear to open them!!! Lydia has been asking for one of your choccy biscuits all day, but they are too cute to open :)
I love Twilight and Stephen King...but sadly, haven't read a novel (of my own choosing) for a while...although I can recommend some teen fiction if you like :)
Can't wait for tomorrow...I'll set my alarm ;)

Tracey said...

I love to read although never seem to find the time. I love my little gift of cookies but I must agree with Susan I just can't bear to open them, they look so cute. I am supprised my hubby hasn't nicked one yet.
Alarm is on, brecky here I come.
... dinner was yum by the way.
love me :-)

~Olga said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yea, that's funny how you followed both my sister and I, without knowing we were sisters. Thanks for be a follower, as I'm already one of your follower. Keep up the good work on your blog! OXOX ~Olga