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Weekend Catch-Up: February 27-29, 2015

March 1, 2015

2/27/15 Weekend Pile

I decided to take this weekend a little easier than normal. I usually run errands or explore the city with my camera in hand, but with the temperatures being a bit too harsh for my Canon, I’ve been staying in more. Here’s what I’ve been up to this weekend:

CURRENTLY READING

I started Claudia Gray’s Sorceress a few days ago and finished just past midnight on Friday. This is the last in her Spellcaster series and man, what an ending! If you haven’t read this series yet, do so immediately!

I’ve also been reading Eleanor Herman’s Legacy of Kings, which comes out in September from Harlequin Teen. This is one that I’ve been looking forward to ever since the original deal was announced, and I’m pleased to say it’s living up to my expectations so far!

Maggie Stiefvater’s The Dream Thieves also found its way into my reading pile. It’s been way too long since I’ve read one of Maggie’s books.

Last, but not least, I finally picked up my copy of Edith Hamilton’s Mythology. I’m only a chapter or two in, but I love the writing and am excited to brush up on my Greek mythology.

MOVIES

My roommate and I rented The Fault in Our Stars when it first came out for home release and, if you follow me on Twitter, you may remember that I didn’t love it and it left me wanting to not read the book even more than before. Well, I randomly had the desire to watch it again, so I borrowed it from the library. And guess what? I cried. I smiled. I laughed. And cried some more. For some reason, the story hit me more than before and I think I may run out and buy a copy to keep. (The jury’s still out on the book, though.)

We also watched Pride and I ended up loving it way more than I thought I would. I mean, I knew I’d enjoy it, but I definitely will be buying a copy as soon as possible. The acting is top-notch, the story is inspiring (and true!), and it’s one of those films everybody should and needs to see.

FOOD

Brie and Avocado

Last month, a friend and I ate at Café Reggio, where I had a Brie and avocado Panini, which was insanely delicious. So this weekend I attempted my own version of it and it turned out really well! If you’d like to try it, it’s super easy:

-1 avocado
-1 French loaf
-1 hunk of Brie cheese (I used the President brand)
-McCormick dill weed

  1. Cut bread to desired sandwich size and lay the two pieces open-faced.
  2. Peel and cut avocado into thin slices.
  3. Slice off a thin piece of Brie (cut it the long way). I also remove the rind, but feel free to keep it on if you’re into that sort of thing, ha.
  4. Sprinkle dill on both pieces of bread.
  5. Put two slices of avocado on each piece of bread.
  6. Gently flatten the piece of Brie with your fingers before laying it on one of the pieces of bread.
  7. Toast open-faced in toaster oven for 3-5 minutes, depending on your toaster oven’s strength and whatnot.
  8. When done, put pieces of bread together and enjoy! 🙂

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So, there you have it! A lovely weekend full of good books, great company, and lovely movies. What did your weekend look like?

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