Happy Easter, dear book bloggers. Above is a picture of the Easter cake I made this morning, from Nigella Lawson's cook book Feast. Easter Egg Nest Cake. Yum. It's flourless, made with chocolate, eggs, sugar, and vanilla, with whipping cream and more chocolate for the icing. MMMMMM.
The Dr Who comes from the game of Monopoly we played after Easter lunch. Dr Who Monopoly was a Christmas gift we gave to our family this year. It's quickly becoming a big hit with us. Dr Who lives at our family....I will be doing a post shortly on just how much Dr Who is alive here. But first: I won! I won the game! Usually I am the first loser (which as you know is the BIG loser of the game), or second last. I use the scarf (from 4th Doctor Tom Baker), which my daughter says is because I am like him. In the picture below are my eldest son's girlfriend, my eldest son and youngest son next to him, then my husband and my daughter. The cupcakes were brought by Heidi, a wonderful surprise and very delicious too.
Then, mother nature played a joke on us:
*sigh* The temperature is going to plummet tonight, and very cold the next few days.
What Reading Time?
I haven't been able to read with getting ready for Easter (Easter hunt, two meals, etc), though I am reading Of Blood and Honey and enjoying it so far. Now I wish I had a day to just read!!! We are about to watch The Hobbit to round out the evening.
Still, I made sure the bunny was good to me:
Below is the book I bought for myself for Easter: Candlenight by Phil Rickman. It's his first novel published, and not available until recently. It looks good, set in a remote Welsh Mountain village, with an ancient secret the villagers are hiding. No one does atmospheric horror like Rickman. Happy Easter, everyone! I hope the bunny was good to you too!