Hello, everyone! Do you miss me? I sure miss you guys, considering that my blog has been so quiet lately and I apologise for that. In case you are wondering, I am still up and reading. For my friends who follow me on Facebook, you must have known that I have been spending too much of my reading time on playing Gardens of Time and Puzzled Hearts and let me tell you that these games are addictive, especially the former! But... do I ever regret of playing it in the first place? Absolutely not. Aside from taking up part of my time, I have to say not only I have fun playing them but I have also made a few friends along the way. To make things better, I just discovered that one of them (Hello, Melinda!) is a reader too and the other day she asked about a book, The Help by Kathryn Stockett and we ended up having a little chat via the comments.

Despite the fact that I have been spending some time on Facebook games, that does not mean that I will be giving up on reading entirely. Absolutely not! For starters, I love reading too much to give it up completely. My reading progress may be slow lately, but let me assure you that I am reading and my reviews will be up once I have finished reading the books, as always!

Anyways, I am currently reading Forever by Maggie Stiefvater and for those of you who follow this series, you would know that this is the final instalment of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series and I can't wait to find out what happened with Sam and Grace, as well as Cole and Isabel, both whom I think have enough chemistry to sizzle the pages also! After this, I have no idea what to read next as I have too many choices in mind - should I read the review copies sent by the wonderful publicists, or should I indulge in those books which have been on my reading list like, forever? Also, I have heard so many good things about The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy, and Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series starting with The Redbreast. What do you think? Any ideas? And to all Jo Nesbo's fans out there, do you know that there will be a film titled Headhunters based on his novel? (Watch the trailer.)

Onto a non-reading issue, I tried preparing a vegan chicken teriyaki steak yesterday afternoon and I am sad to say my attempt was a half success. The preparation took up some time though, since I need to boil the soybeans thoroughly to make them soft so that I could mash them. Frying them wasn't a problem, but I have to say it is surely a challenge to me to get the sauce right. In the end, I find the sauce to be a bit sweet to our taste, but overall it was a great experience and I have my husband to thank for for helping me with the soybeans mashing and listening to all my rants. We both agreed that if we want to make this dish the next time again, we'd better get a mincer quickly, LOL. (If you are interested in preparing this dish, you may wish to check it out on this link.)

Before I end this post, I am glad to note that BBAW (Book Blogger Appreciation Week) is here again! You can be sure that I will be participating and that I have a few bookbloggers I have in mind for the nominations!

Well I hope you all have a great week!
9 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    The Help is such a phenomenon, even worldwide. I'm very much looking forward to the movie which comes out next week!

    Yes those games are addictive. I was hooked on Angry Birds for awhile, and now I'm into Words With Friends. I'm amazed my house stays clean. This is the advantage of audios. At least you can multi-task.

  2. Iliana Says:

    Glad to see you are having fun Melody. I haven't read the Jo Nesbo books but I really want to start that series one of these days. I love all those Scandinavian thrillers!

  3. The Bookworm Says:

    Glad you are doing well Melody. I have been hooked on Farmville for some time now...
    There's always so many books, so little time.

  4. Veens Says:

    It is so good to be adicted to playing some game. I haven't done that for a while!


    I hope to see all your reviews soon. Till then, keep the game on! :D

  5. Ceri Says:

    Did notice it had gone a little quiet around here. Glad you're okay, hun. :)

    I've become addicted to a new game on my computer - Cake Mania. All you do is make different kind of cakes for the people in your cake shop but it's soooooo addictive. ;)

  6. Thank goodness Facebook is blocked at work and I can't access easily on my phone. I know how addicting those games can be! ;) But whatever you're doing, it's wonderful you're having fun. Doesn't always have to be about reading!! I don't think I've finished a book in over two months now. :-/

    The Help is great, huh? I look forward to seeing the movie soon.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    The past few weeks have seen me playing lots of free games on Way too addicting and they really cut into reading time. A great stress reliever though~

  8. Julia Says:

    I know how much you love playing Gardens of Times, but gee it really hate me when I play LOL! I still play Puzzle Hearts but only when there times to :) I think Facebook is one good place to make new friends, so it nice you met new one who also a reader too. Love it when that happen! :) Sorry that your experience with soybeans wasn't great fun but yes get mincer next time! It'll help in a long run :)

  9. Alice Says:

    So much fun! I'm still not a gamer although I attempted to play Angry Birds and failed miserably at falling it love with it. I've been swamped and therefore not reading much including blogging...

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