Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from One Persons Journey Through a World Of Books to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week. Thanks Sheila :)

Here's one of our family favourite Christmas treats - Homemade Ferrero Rochers ~ way yummier than store bought ones!

400gm  Nestle milk chocolate melts
1tblsp copha
10 ice-cream wafers
1 small packet macadamia nuts
1 small jar nutella
crushed almonds (optional)

Gently melt chocolate and copha and stir until combined (in microwave at 50% power) or on stovetop.
Stir in finely crushed wafers.
Half fill ice cube trays with teaspoon of chocolate mix
Place macadamia nut (whole or halved) on mixture.
Place 1/2 teaspoon of nutella on each nut and top off with more chocolate mixture.
Optional: sprinkle with crushed nuts.
Place in freezer for 5 mins to set then pop out of ice cube tray and store in fridge

And now on to books ... be sure to check out the YA novel I reviewed this week:

Girl, Stolen by April Henry ~ great read!


Finished last week:

STAY by Allie Larkin ~ 5 stars absolutely fantastic!


This Week's Reading List:

DELIRIUM by Lauren Kate

WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW by Alice Eve Cohen ~ page 35

THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE by Heather Gudenkauf (audiobook) ~ chapter 2


Reviews scheduled this week:

PATCH by Mucheru Njaga

MY SOUL TO TAKE by Rachel Vincent - great!

NIGHT STAR by Alyson Noel

Reviews still to do:

DRACULA IN LOVE by Karen Essex - really enjoyable


THE RED QUEEN by Philippa Gregory

BEFORE I FALL by Lauren Oliver

SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson

FALLEN by Lauren Kate

This month on The Eclectic Reader you can win a copy of Entice by Carrie Jones, or The Distant Hours by Kate Morton or The Lost Saint by Bree Despain. Check this blog post for details. Open Internationally.


  1. Mmmmm, those look way too yummy!

    Cool, you are reading Delirium this week, that one sure sounds so good

  2. My mind wouldnt go beyond the sweets!

    Those books look good too!!! The Cohen book is on lots of Mailboxes. would like to see what you think of it.

  3. Your chocolates look great!!! Your week up of reading looks pretty awesome!! Enjoy!

  4. wow - i am going to attempt making them. they look completely awesome. yum.

    also - i really enjoyed the weight of silence :)

  5. Yrp, it's true, they really are better than store bought ones and they are always on my Christmas cooking list! Enjoy your reading this week!

  6. First of all I have to say: YUM! Those look great. I've taken the recipe and hope to try these. I have looked at Stay befor and thought it would be a cute read. I'll be looking forward to your review of it. I'm reading The Art of Racing in the Rain right now.

  7. Chocolate! Not fair, now I need chocolate and it is really late.

  8. Oh wow, they look yummilicious! I hope you have a great week with these great reads :)

  9. Wow the chocolate looks sooo good, I am sure it would be way better than the store bought kind.

    Hope you have a great week. I think you will really enjoy Delirium. I will be interested in your review of My Soul to Take. Have a great week.

  10. Fantastic recipe! I'm so going to use it.

    Enjoy Delirium this week, it's a fun book!

  11. I enjoyed The Weight of Silence...hope you like it.

    I'm curious about What She Thought She Knew...

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Oh my, those Homemade Ferrero Rochers look fantastic!

    Enjoy your books this week :)

  13. I really want to read Delirium, it looks great! And your homemade treats make me really hungry ;)

  14. Your recipe looks delicious! I have no idea what copha is but I am going to look it up. :D
    What I Thought I knew sounds good too!

  15. Mmmm! Chocs

    Enjoy ur week of reading.


  16. Sheila ~ copha is solidified coconut oil, copha is the brand name in Australia but not sure what it is in US. You only need a little bit to make chocolate easier to work with. (which is just as well cause it's really unhealthy LOL but it keeps forever in the fridge. Hope that helps!

  17. Oh I KNOW those candies have got to be delightful! they have all of my favorite ingredients. Thanks for the recipe.


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