You know that saying “like a kid in a candy store”? Well, I finally truly understand it. Today I went to B. A. Sweetie to get supplies for my chocolate program on Wednesday and it was amazing! I wanted one of almost everything. I went in armed with a list and I still managed to wander aimlessly up and down aisles just staring at all the different kinds of candy for almost an hour. I found candy that took me back to the roller skating rink concession stand and stirred vague memories of trips with my grandparents. I found candy I had never heard of and learned a thing or two as well. Did you know that Andes Mints come in flavors other than mint? They do! Did you know about Peeplets? They are little chocolate cups (like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup) filled with marshmallow cream. It was a bit overwhelming and even after an hour I felt rushed at the end, but I settled on a salted dark chocolate bar and it was delicious! The next time I go back I think I am going to try a Thingamajig, a relative of Hershey’s Whatchamacallits. Hmm, much like my trip to the candy store this post is getting rambley and long…time for a quick wrap-up. How about a month in review?
I read a total of 20 books in January and I managed to hit all the major genres-fiction, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction, and mystery as well as graphic novels and manga. Of the 20, eight were graphic novels, three were audio books, and one was an egalley that I read online. I read a debut novel, discovered two older (and awesome) series, and got my Jacky Faber fix. All in all, a great month of reading. If I had to pick one and only one favorite, I would have to say Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John. If I could pick more than one (which I can because I make the rules for my blog) I would pick The Wake of the Lorelei Lee as my second favorite and The Ruins of Gorlan as my third favorite.
As I mentioned last week, tomorrow marks the beginning of Contemporary February and I am ready to start a new book. First up, The Sweetness of Salt by Cecelia Galante. Stay tuned for an audio review and a mystery review this week.
Don’t forget about Sweet Treats and Eats with Wednesday at 7pm. There is still space available and you really don’t want to miss some of the surprises I have planned!