Food is a big part of my life - I studied it, I teach it and, of course, I eat it (sometimes way too much of it). So consider this a weekly share of a recipe, snack idea or ... anything edible, that I'm loving at the moment - plus the book that currently has me hostage.
Drinking: Celestial Seasonings Peppermint Tea - ooh so lovely and strongly minty, just the way I like it.
Reading: Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion. On page 36/239. Actually re-reading this - it was in my FIRST book discussion post here - Weekly Reads About Zombies, Werewolves and Polygamy Plus a Who Done It Tale, where I wrote, "Weird but interesting - devoured this in a little over a day. Not sure if I liked the ending though." I'm a bit more wordy now :-) The movie comes out on February 1st, and I'm excited to see how the book will be interpreted.
Thinking: The Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot has been announced. I don't really keep up with "horror books" but the list for the Young Adult category have some books I know I'm going to read for my Month of Monstrosities in October - and I can't wait to see what makes the final ballot of nominees. Here's the preliminary list:
- Bickle, Laura - The Hallowed Ones
- Bray, Libba - The Diviners
- Burt, Steve - FreeK Show
- Collings, Michaelbrent - Hooked: A True Faerie Tale
- Lyga, Barry - I Hunt Killers
- Maberry, Jonathan - Flesh & Bone
- McCarty, Michael - I Kissed A Ghoul
- Stiefvater, Maggie - The Raven Boys
- Strand, Jeff - A Bad Day for Voodoo
- Waters, Daniel - Break My Heart 1,000 Times
- Wilson, Connie Corcoran - The Color of Evil
Predictions anyone? I think Jonathan Maberry's book will definitely make the final list of nominees, because he's nominated almost every year! I'm also rooting for The Raven Boys because it's the only book from the list I've read :-) - but I doubt it will make it, because there's nothing really horrific about it. The Diviners also has a lot of buzz, as does I Hunt Killers, so I think those 2 might make it too.
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