I guess I should mention that these are my top five picks from the books I read in 2016 and they are presented in no particular order. To see a more comprehensive look at all the books I read this last year, take a peek at Krista's Year in Books (2016).
Technically, this should count as three books but, as the trilogy was packaged in one massive tome, I'm going to count it the same way Goodreads did: as one gigantic book.
This was the first book I read in 2016. Apparently, I like to tackle the thickest of books right at the beginning of my challenges because this year I selected Stephen King's 11/23/63, which is 849 pages long.
The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop came in at a whopping 1204 pages!
And I loved every single word of it. I thought Jaenelle Angelline's growth throughout the series was precocious without being tiresome. In this trilogy, Jaenelle appears first as a young girl that catches the heart of three men: the Lord of …
We missed this party last year, which totally bummed us out. Not that Avalanche Bay wasn't fun! But it certainly wasn't 80s Fest. There was no AquaNet, blue eye shadow, mini-skirts, or acid washed jeans at the water park.
When we first started talking about attending this year's fundraising event, I really wanted to go as Toni Basil as she appeared in her Mickey video. Of course, I procrastinated and didn't buy the costume. Maybe next year.
This meant I had to choose from what I already had on hand. Luckily, since this wasn't my first 80s Festival, I had acid washed jeans and a mini-skirt on hand. I went with the mini-skirt, black leggins, a t-shirt, my gloves, jelly bracelets, and some high-top tennis shoes. Ken went with the do-rag and Motley Crue t-shirt look. No shorts for him this time, though. Not when the weather has been so miserably cold, especially for mid-April.
In perfect spring fashion, though, the field we normally park in was flooded. Thi…
I'm afraid I'm going to lose this recipe. For this reason, I decided I would take some pictures and write it down here. Directions:
In a large pot on the stove top, combine the sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and cocoa. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low.
Add peanut butter, stir until melted.
Add oats. Stir until mixed. Remove from heat and drop onto wax or parchment paper. Size of cookies will be determined by how big a spoonful is dropped.
Allow to cool and harden.