02 September 2008

Books, Baking & Breaking

I thought I'd hit you with a little alliteration this morning.

I've just started reading a new book; The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I cannot put it down and I would definately recommend it, if you like that sort of thing. I have to say it is a little of a challenge to keep up with which character is narrating and which year you are in but that's what's so fun about it. I realise this book reminds me of The Time Traveler's Wife* by Audrey Niffenegger which I read a couple of years ago now. I would also recommend it despite me personally being a little disappointed at the ending.

I had noticed The Forgotten Garden in the top 10 in both Waterstones and WHSmiths and was going to purchase it but my sister had beaten me to it, including having read it already so I took her copy. I'm probably not even a third of the way through yet and it's great, I cannot get enough. I just want to sit at home and read it all day.

This doesn't bode too well for my PhD studies especially as Super has just taken 2 weeks off to go and study frogs in the Costa Rican rainforest. There is actually an article about it on the BBC Science and Nature website; Experts poised for rare frog hunt, incase you're interested.

Some more baking would really be wonderful, I want to make some cup cakes, chocolate fudge brownies and real cheesecake from scratch. I may make that tonight but - and I come to my third 'b' word, Breaking - Prison Break season 4 starts again tonight! I cannot wait! It is even a double bill so I shall be curled up on the sofa, no doubt with my flatmate I, to watch the new season on my miniscule television for 2 hours.

I think that's all for now. I shall retreat and try very hard to motivate myself to do work. Might I suggest then, in that case, that I remove my new beloved book from my desk and actually open Matlab.


*Well, I have just discovered, The Time Traveler's Wife is being turned into a film, starring Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, Wedding Crashers) and Eric Bana (Troy, Hulk, The Other Boleyn Girl to name but a few). According to its IMDb article, its release date in the US is Christmas Day. Well that is one to look out for and if you get a chance, read the book first.

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