Saturday, June 16, 2012


I was tired of being punished so I put down Crime and Punishment for a bit.  It amazes me how many times I start reading a book before I actually get through it.  I started Cold Mountain at least 5 times over the course of 10 years before I made it all the way through.

Trying to find something a little more entertaining and still on my summer reading list.  Poisonwood Bible here I come!  The first few chapters are poetic enough.  Kingsolver uses beautiful prose to describe the lives of her characters in rather vague and ambiguous terms.  This novel was about to have the same fate as C & R until she mentioned bringing boxed cake mixes to the Congo.  Funny enough...I had a boxed cake mix in my pantry! Oh how my mind wandered.  Lemon Supreme.  So instead of reading this afternoon I have been baking lemon cupcakes with strawberry butter cream icing!!!!  Ahhh.  Life is worth living once more but I promise you don't want to be here when I come down from this sugar high.  Don't you just love how literature can inspire?


  1. P.S. photo credit: Baked Perfection

  2. sounds yummy! you're welcome to come drive all the way down here and share :)

    1. actually...I was thinking of coming to Sugar Land Monday to bring you the magazines and maybe a plate of cupcakes. Have lunch plans?