Cookies & A Long Chat
If you follow Zoe's blog, then you've probably seen her recipe on Oreo Cookies. I decided to give it a try. And while the cookies doesn't look as appetizing as Zoe's, I was quite proud by how it turned out. A few errors were made while making it, but that's part of baking! There's gonna be errors along the way.
Check out the ingredients and procedure on Zoe's blog here. If I was to make another batch of Oreo Cookies, what I would do is add more of the brown sugar, and less of the white sugar. Also, instead of adding half a pack of the Oreo cookies, I would add one whole pack into the mixer. Who knows, maybe someday in the future, I'll fancy a cookie and make a whole batch again!
Instead of going on and on about the cookies I made, I thought it'd be a great idea to chat with you guys. Well a one-sided conversation, ha!
I was quite in a hurry when I made these cookies because I was about to watch Spectre. I quite liked the movie, but not so much. While I loved the special effects and the acting, the plotline was quite dry for me. And the duration of the movie was quite long, which left me quite sleepy in the end, because my attention span for movies is short. Then again, maybe the reason why I didn't like the movie as much was because I didn't follow the James Bond series. Who knows?! :P
Quiet bummed out that I didn't watch Mockingjay instead! What are movies that you're looking forward to watch to this month/December? Mine would probably be Victor Frankenstein (starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay.)
You guys seem to love my previous blogpost on book recommendations. So I thought I'd add another two into the list of books that I would recommend to you guys.
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson:
I remember reading this on the plane on my way back to Jakarta from LA. Although the book looks quite thick, I finished reading it in a span of three days. Mainly because I felt the connection between the main character (Hayley) and I.
So to be able to find someone, even if that person is a fictional character, going through the same thing as you are, I didn't feel so alone in the world. Don't worry, there's romance in it! So while feeling a connection between Hayley and I, I also enjoyed some swoony moments between Hayley and Finn. Another great book by Laurie is called 'Speak'. Quite darker than this one, but the writing is so great. And it will definitely leave you with tears. (Warned you!)
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler:
I've never actually read works from F. Scott Fitzgerald before. But I've watched the movie 'Gatsby' starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Loved that movie, but the ending left me screaming. So while I wasn't so keen on reading F. Scott's works, I was interested about his wife.
The reason why I was so interested with Zelda was because she suffered from Schizophrenia. I read this mainly wanting to know the process of how she developed the mental illness. When she first met F. Scott, she just seemed so happy. But after their marriage, everything just fell through. With F. Scott as an alcoholic, too busy with his work and probably schmoozing off with other woman, I felt how lonely Zelda was.
It was quite saddening how her life turned out to be. Although her life seemed luxurious, it was anything but. So, in a way, I also felt a connection to her.
I'm not an expert on Scott and his literary works, but I must say, the author did well with the book. The research she did for it is amazing and straight on. If you're planning to read this, I suggest you buy the physical copy of it instead of an e-reader.etc because it's just so beautiful! The texture of the paper is different which just made the book even more appealing.
Well, that's it for now guys! Another chatty one (sorry). Be sure to comment down what you want me to write for my future blogposts! Would love to hear some of your ideas. :)
Much love, Ashley xx