Hope Swann (coffeebased) wrote,
Hope Swann

never admitting to anything

Waiting for butter to defrost so that I can make some snickerdoodles. Thinking of sticking it in the microwave, but I'm not really in a rush. I don't even want to eat snickerdoodles, just make them? It's nice, baking, even when it's a ridiculously simple recipe. I don't trust myself with anything more complicated than cookies though. I don't have the stamina. :))

I still blame whoever said that I seemed like the type of person who baked; before that, my relationship with baking was stress baking in high school at fuck o'clock in the morning and forcing my classmates/friends to eat the results. I remember Elvira used to pick up my chocolate chip cookies and bounce them on the table. They were very resilient cookies. Anyway, yeah, someone said something and of course my brain said, why not, and put me on this merry path of burned fingers and so much disappointment.

I like that recreational baking is a low-risk thing though. If you mess it up, it's just between you and the oven. I don't like wasting ingredients though, so I've been kind of forcing my learning curve into something that produces edible food. It's like that time I was obsessed with making my own adobo recipe all over again. hhhha so great

I feel more like the pumpkin spice latté that I'm about to make. That, and the King of Attolia.


Finished reading The Wild Life of Our Bodies by Rob Dunn. It didn't have a lot of content, and was written in this overblown prose that kept taking me out of the book. I really don't care much for it at all, even though I love the subject matter and thesis of the book.

Also finished Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh. It started slowly, and I didn't enjoy the way the world was set up. It felt hollow, and I'm not really sure if it was deliberate. Subject matter was interesting but the pacing was a bit wobbly, and the characters were only mildly likable. I will read any books McIntosh releases in the future though.

I'm glad that I've finally finished some books. Admitting that I wasn't over The Way of Kings probably helped. :))

Now reading King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner.

Next twenty reads:

1. A Conspiracy of Kings from the Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
2. The Good Man Jesus, and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman
3. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
4. The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin
5. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
6. Ringworld by Larry Niven
7. Feed from the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant
8. Neuromancer by William Gibson
9. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
10. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
11. Lexicon by Max Barry
12. Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Natures Most Dangerous Creatures by Carl Zimmer
13. City of Thieves by David Benioff
14. Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel
15. Mistborn the Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
16. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
17. Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by Mark Pendergrast
18. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
19. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
20. The Daylight Gate by Jeannete Winterson

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