In My Life
This week I remembered the difference between semi-sweet and non-sweetened chocolate when baking. I meant to bake brownies for my sister because she asked me to bake a batch. Generally, I reduce the sugar content for all the recipes I use. Now, the recipe that I referred to didn’t state non-sweetened chocolate. Smart as I was, I still went ahead to reduce the sugar content by half. I ended up with something that is much more akin to very dark chocolate squares. Thankfully I poured chocolate chips into the batter, so my non-brownies still ended up balanced. Nonetheless, I think the recipe I ended up with is not for anyone who has a cocoa content threshold level below 75%.
Besides spending time in the kitchen for my baking adventures, I also went to the library to pick up a some of the more recent releases. I usually wait about two months before hunting for the newer books. This time round I decided to check the database for all the books on my TBR list that have already been published. Thankfully I did because some books came in much earlier than I expected, so I am very excited about my library book haul!
As with most weekends, I also had floorball training yesterday and a league hockey match today. If you’re curious about floorball, you can read more about it at Read Me Away where Ana interviewed me for her Bloggers Beyond Books feature this week.
On the Blog
- [13 May] In Response to #WeNeedDiverseBooks
- [14 May] My Love for Floorball
- [15 May] Relating to the ‘I’: Readers and First-Person Narratives
- [18 May] Retrospect #20: May 18th
Around the Blogosphere
Bloggers & Blogging
- Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity raves about fan fiction.
- Asti @ Oh, the Books! encourages bloggers to try out new features to figure out what works for them.
- Jennifer @ Live to Read, Love to Read wonders about a possible addiction to buying books.
- Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms shares why she loves audiobooks.
- Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism wonders what bestseller lists and book covers would look like if gender bias didn’t exist.
- Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books talks about not finishing books because life is too short. She’d rather move on to another book that she’ll enjoy.
Rating & Reviews
- Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA considers the place for spoilers in reviews.
- Asti @ Oh, the Books! defends readers’ rights to their opinions in reviews. Don’t apologise for not liking a book that so many others loved, and don’t put down others who don’t share your opinions on a book.
- Mel @ The Daily Prophecy is curious book ratings reflect the enjoyment level of having read a particular book.