Alas, it has happened: I have NOTHING to read! Deep breaths. My Nightstand Stack (NS) has dwindled to one measly book that I'm not really enjoying, and none of the books on my shelves are holding any appeal. I think I'm just in a picky mood. In fact, I tried on four different outfits today just to go bike riding. I didn't realize the absurdity of my pickiness (or indecisiveness, you may argue) until I found the dog buried in a pile of clothes that I had deemed unworthy of bike ride apparel. Bike riding! Four outfits!
Anyways, it's time for some new books. And some new bike riding clothes, apparently.
I've always found it interesting how readers choose their books. Was it recommended by someone else? Did it jump out at you in a bookstore? Did you read about it on a blog or online book list?
When I'm in need of a new book, I hit up the following websites and blogs:
Common Sense Media (Age 9-11)
Where do YOU find out about new books to read??? Any sites I should include?
Do you keep a "Gotta Read Now!" list, as my students do?
Recipe to Read By: Picky Palate Chocolate Pudding
Even the pickiest of eaters will eat chocolate pudding. This recipe can be made in the microwave and will be ready to eat before any indecisiveness kicks in.
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1.) In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk in milk a little at a time so the mixture does not have any dry lumps. (If you get dry lumps, pick them out with your fingers and plop them in your mouth.)
2.) Place in the microwave, and cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir, then cook at 1 minute intervals, stirring between cooking times for a few minutes, or until shiny and thick. Stir in vanilla.
3.) Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming (unless you like pudding skin--then by all means forgo the plastic wrap), and chill in the refrigerator. Serve cold for breakfast. Or whatever.
Recipe courtesy of www.allrecipes.com