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Monday, January 18, 2010

Her Fearful Symmetry

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From the Publisher
Another brilliant original and moving novel from the author of The Time Traveler's Wife.

Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, as least, for identical "mirror" twins who have not interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. but everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her amazing flat in a building by Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ... but they have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the OCD-suffering crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the mother of the girls - her own twin - and who can't even seem to quite leaver her flat...

About the Author

Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Chicago. She is the author of The Time Traveler's Wife, a novel which has been translated into more than thirty languages, as well as two visual novels, The Three Incestuous Sisters and The Adventuress. The Night Bookmobile, a graphic novel, was serialized in the Guardian.

My Opinion

I purchased this book because I loved The Time Travellers Wife and hoped that Audrey Niffenegger had managed to write another exceptional book.

Wonderful ghost story, (not the scary kind) bit of mystery, a warped love story. Was very impressed with the story until the ending. The ending left me disappointed, almost disgusted. UGH!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chai Lattes

Chai Lattes from Starbucks are my favourite, but Starbucks is very expensive and definitely not on the route when it's time for the Timmy's run at work. Tim Horton's is to the north and Starbucks to the south.

I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands, there had to be a cheaper way to enjoy my favourite drink.

Here's my recipe for Chai Latte.

1 cup water
2 bags of black tea
2 three inch cinnamon sticks
3 teaspoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1/4 teaspoons of ground ginger
1/4 teaspoons of ground cardamom
2 mugs
battery operated wisk

In a saucepan combine water, tea bags and cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and cinnamon sticks. Stir in sugar, vanilla, ginger and cardamom into tea. Warm over medium heat.

Warm half mug mug of milk in microwave, approximately 2 minutes. Foam milk with battery operated wisk.

Fill other mug with tea half way then fill mug to top with milk placing foam on top.

Enjoy :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

First Post

This is my first post, I'm excited about starting a blog. I cannot say exactly what you will find on my blog, at this time, but I'm hoping you will find something interesting.

I really didn't have an interest in blogging until I started following my friend Angie's blogs. Angie is my inspiration.