I can’t believe it’s Sunday again already! November seemed to drag on forever, while December is hurtling past at near-light speed. I’m beginning to stress a little bit, as I have not yet started my Christmas shopping. I fear I’m going to be one of those crazy people out shopping on Christmas Eve upon whom I’m always looked down with pity.
I made a new very best friend this week: my brand new Canon Rebel DSLR! I’ve been playing around with it all week but have absolutely no idea how to use it properly. Even just on auto mode, though, it still takes much lovelier pictures than my previous camera. Look forward to the next few recipes as I experiment with this marvellous new piece of technology.
The last things I photographed with my old camera were these Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies:
I don’t feel quite right posting them as a recipe as they were the product of leftovers: leftover scraps of gingerbread from my office’s Annual Gingerbread House Competition, and leftover cream cheese frosting from the Carrot Ginger Loaf I shared a little while ago. Sandwich together, roll the edges in decorating sugar or sprinkles, and you have an adorable little treat.
A recap of this week that flew by in a hazy blur:
What I posted:
What I read:
I finished Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle this week. I was quite disappointed with the ending. Without giving anything away, I will say I was surprised by the way it ended abruptly and left many unanswered questions. I’m sure this was deliberate, but I felt throughout the book the story was building to an altogether different resolution. I actually found the last few chapters of the book difficult to get through and I found myself skimming them, rather than actually taking in the words.
I am still reading Mervyn Peake’s Titus Groan. As I’ve mentioned in previous LS posts, I am enjoying how strange and different this book is. It is part of a trilogy, and the version I purchased contains all three books in a single volume. I think that when I finish this first part, I will take a break before reading the others. For some reason I’m not in the mood for it at the moment.
Confession time: I’ve read the Fifty Shades trilogy. It’s not something I’m proud of, but there you have it. I bought all three as a set on my Kindle to “see what all the fuss was about” (as I’m sure many people did). I won’t go into my opinions here, but I recently found an absolutely hysterical blog called Jenny Reads 50 Shades of Grey wherein the blog’s author recaps each chapter, and I agree with basically everything she has to say about the trilogy. If you’ve read Fifty Shades (or are just looking for a good laugh), I encourage you to check it out.
That’s all folks. I have some shopping to do.
Until next time,