This week I finished the audio verion of Andy Weir's, The Martian. It's a book I never imagined I would enjoy, but it was terrific. If you like audiobooks, try this one. I am deeply engrossed in, A Little Life, Hanya Yanagihara, which is one of the best written works of literary fiction that I've read in a long while. It is a story about male college friendships, but focuses heavily on one of the indivivuals who had a horrific childhood. An extremely dark story, a hefty tome (700+), that I read in small doses ---it's so so good, but hard not to dwell on afterward. This book is sure to my my tops list this year -- so powerful and such a talented author.
A few new books arrived by mail last week. Have you read any of these?
- The Dead Lands; Benjamin Percy (Grand Central)
- The Year My Mother Came Back; Alice Eve Cohen (Algonquin)
- The Calorie Myth; Jonathan Bailor (Harper Wave-paperback swap)
- The Cake House; Latifa Salom (Vintage)
- Dog Crazy; Meg Donohue (William Morrow)
- Where Women are Kings; Christie Watson (Other Press - amazon vine)
- The Life We Bury; Allen Eskens (Seventh Street Books-paperbackwap)
Finally, I thought I would share this recipe. I made these healthier version of oatmeal cookies yesterday, adding dried cranberries to the recipe and they were delicious. I used qiuck-steel cut oats.
Healthy Honey Oatmeal Cookies
Photo by Daffachoolapip
About This Recipe
"These are easy to make! and healthy for you too (small amount of butter & sugar), but still so very sweet and wholesome. The cookies are chewy and go great with any other add-ins (raisins, cranberries, chocolate chips, etc.) Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com"
- 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour ( all-purpose is good too)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats ( aka oatmeal)
- chopped dates (optional) or figs (optional) or raisins (optional) or currants (optional) or chocolate chips (optional) or chopped nuts, etc (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray (just for convenience :]).
- Using a mixer with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, brown sugar, honey, egg and water thoroughly.
- Sift together the dry ingredients then stir in the oats. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix. Add any additional ingredients you've chosen.
- Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.