Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bookshelf, Bookmarks and Cookies!

I feel like posting way too much these past two days. I also feel like posting some pictures of what has happened these days.

BOOKSHELF: I've seen a few people posting about their bookshelves. So I thought, "I don't have so many books like them, but why don't I try to post about mine?", and took a picture of my bookshelf. I mean, until yesterday I kept my books on one part of my bedroom's bookshelf, but now that the guests' room is pratically empty and they took off some things that were used to be there, I put MY books there - in the guests' room's bookshelf - along with the big school books - that would break my bedroom's bookshelf, because of their weight. They are not too many. I'm just beginning my book collection. There are, like, 26 books - including I Am The Messenger, that was not pictured. I even have 5 books that friends borrowed from me and 1 that my daddy is reading, so there are at least 32 books.

BOOKS IN ORDER: Twilight series (Brazil), The Book Thief (Brazil), Evermore (Brazil), Blue Moon, Vampire Academy (Brazil), Frostbite, Hush Hush, Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (Brazil), City of Bones, 1808 (Brazil), The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Brazil), Girls In Pants (Brazil), The Apprentice (Brazil), The Mephisto Club, Dexter (Brazil), Peter Pan (Brazil), Dom Casmurro (Brazil), The Memory Keeper's Daughter (Brazil), For Better For Worse (Brazil), The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Barnes & Noble Classics).

BOOKS THAT AREN'T ON THE BOOKSHELF: The Lost Symbol (Brazil), When In Rome... (Brazil), The Mediator: Shadowland (Brazil), The Surgeon (Brazil), Angels and Demons (Brazil), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Brazil).

BOOKMARKS: I have told you that I received, yesterday, a few signed bookmarks from the admired author Tess Gerritsen. For this, I have emailed her and asked for the bookmarks, like they tell us to do in her website. These bookmarks promote the seventh book of the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series, THE KEEPSAKE. Also, they have the list of Gerritsen's book in the back, which is amazing! You all should check her website and give her books a try if you like the synopsis and stuff. I'm very thankful for the bookmarks! My very first ever. I'm feeling fulfilled by my own blog. It has brought me many accomplishments. Thank you all either.

They're awesome, aren't they!?
This one in the middle has my name on it!
I almost couldn't believe it when I saw!
Thank you again, Tess.

COOKIES: The last and most delicious thing I had to share with you! I made cookies this afternoon (in Brazil it's already afternoon if you're wondering anything about it), with a new recipe. And they taste wonderfully! I can't send you them, but I can at least bring you all a picture. Don't they seem delicious? Well... They ARE. It's like a cookie made of brownie, but there is no peanut or chestnut.

In case you wanna try to do the cookies...

RECIPE: 180 grams of Bittersweet Chocolate (chopped into large pieces), 180 grams of White Chocolate (chopped into small pieces), 1 Cups Sugar, 100 grams of unsalted butter (room temperature), 2 eggs, 1 tablespoons vanilla, 1 ½ cups flour, ½ teaspoon of salt.

1. Preheat oven to 180 º C.
2. In processor bowl, put the 180 grams of bittersweet chocolate chopped into large pieces with the sugar. Process for 2 minutes or until chocolate is so fine as sugar. Stop the processor and add the butter, eggs and vanilla and MIX them until it is creamy.
3. Add the flour, salt and 180 grams of white chocolate chopped into small pieces. Mix until the flour disappears into the batter.
4. Use a small spoon to make balls of dough in the pan. Bake it for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven. Let them cool about 10 minutes and with a spatula lift cookies and put them in a grid to let them cool completely.

Hope you all enjoyed this post, which I gladly did!
Just because I'm in the mood and happy today!


  1. Ah. Cookies... Making me hungry! LOL! They do look yummy, though. :)
    And I don't think I have anything that could be classified as a bookshelf. I put my books on top of my dresser at my dads house and on top of a box in my room at my moms house. Pretty disorganized, but oh well. That's pretty cool your parents let you use the guest room to store your books! My step dad gets pissed when I leave my books anywhere but my room. LOL!

  2. You've got some great reads on that shelf! I have a lot of the same books :) Have you seen our BLOOD PROMISE giveaway on

  3. Hehe, cookies. And such an orderly bookshelf! I just started REALLY collecting books a few months ago (October?), and I've only amassed 60 books so far I think. Let's both hope for big bookshelves! :D

  4. I wish my books were shelved as neatly as yours! Mine are just all over the place. COOKIES! They look quite yummy! :) And nice bookmarks! Ever since I started my blog and started getting bookmarks, I've come to appreciate them a lot more. Oh, you should look up 13 to Life! The author even has an excerpt posted on her site if you're interested.

  5. thanks for sharing your bookshelf. and the cookie recipe looks yummy and easy to do. will have to give it a try. thanks.

  6. Okay I just copy pasted the recipe. I may even try it out next week. :)


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