Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

I have done it!  I have discovered a sure-fire way to spend time reading!!!!!  I have recently purchased a Fitbit Charge HR.  Pretty awesome device.  I am super aware of my steps and sleep patterns now.  With the Fitbit you can add friends and challenge them to see who can can get the most steps in a day.  With my first challenge I became insanely competitive.  I would find myself pacing, A LOT, to get my steps up and hopefully win the challenge.  I would mainly do this when my boyfriend was in the shower.  I figured why sit on the couch waiting for him to be done when I could get some steps in.  After a while of pacing, it would get very boring.  One night I had an ah ha moment and thought to take my phone along with me and read on my nook app.  Before I knew it, I was hitting 10K steps and reading at the same time.

I have a lot of books stored on my nook but for some reason I keep going back to the Hannah Swenson series by Joanne Fluke.  I know they are not a literary masterpiece worthy of a classics stamp, but I love them.  Usually mystery books bore me.  But Joanne really paints Hannah like a normal person.  I can't help it but be sucked into the Eden Lake world.  Of course it totally helps that Fluke includes recipes in her books and my cookie-loving boyfriend loves it any time I try one of her recipes.  With reading this on the nook app on my phone, it's super easy to take screen shots of recipes that sound interesting.  This book went outside the sweets-only genre and added different recipes.  In this book, Hannah has decided to go on a diet after trying on a pair of older pants and realizing they were too tight.  At one point her assistant, Lisa, makes her low-carb, healthy pancakes.  They are made with cottage cheese and the recipe makes them sound really good.  I definitely want to make them.  It's pretty cool when they do things like that and add in recipes they don't exist.

My only critique with these books is I usually figure out who the killer is pretty early in the book.  But I still love the series and cannot wait to keep reading and find more recipes to make as Hannah finds more bodies to investigate!  

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