Friday, March 26, 2010

Ice cream and book reviews: from the couch, Part II

To see my original ice cream/book post, click here.


ICE CREAM

Since my last ice cream post I haven't tried too many new flavors because I have been trying to eat fruit every other night (boring, I know).

(These flavors are all Ben & Jerry's.)

Half Baked - I listed this one last time, but I have to list it again because it has become my official favorite ice cream of all time. YUM, YUM, EXTRA YUM (as Elijah says).
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk - I still haven't been able to find this flavor anywhere, but I continue to salivate over the idea of it.
Cinnamon Buns - Really yummy and sugary. Even for me, the Queen of Sugar, it was really really sugary, but I'm not complaining.
Smores - This was good. I love the marshmallow swirls, but I'm not huge on lots of chocolate ice cream, which this definitely has.
Karamel Sutra - This was good, too. It's a little on the simple side, though. It's just vanilla and chocolate ice creams with a huge glob of caramel in the middle. I do love that caramel glob.
Phish Food - This was just ok for me. Again, too much chocolate ice cream for my taste.

There were a few other flavors that people recommended that I haven't been able to find anywhere. I'll have Dan keep looking! :)


BOOKS

Heaven by Randy Alcorn - I mentioned this book a few times already, but it is worth mentioning again. It is honestly a life-altering book and I think everyone should read it. Heaven is a topic that is not commonly talked about or researched, so it is really interesting to get insight about what will happen when we die. Getting into Heaven is NOT easy, as many people believe it is, so this book really made me think twice about how I live my life.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett - My stepmom brought this book with her when she came to visit and I absolutely loved it! It is so full of laugh-out-loud humor and wit, yet revolves around a pretty heavy topic. I highly recommend it.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne - A really quick read with a really heavy story. In a nutshell, it is the Holocaust as seen through the eyes of a naive 9-year-old German boy. There is some humor thrown in there, too. He refers to Hitler as "The Fury." :)

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - I actually read this before I started bed rest, but it is worth mentioning because it is a great love story. Lots of happiness and sadness, told in a unique way.

Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls - This was an amazing book! One of the best I have read in a while. It is a true story about the author's very interesting life. That description doesn't do it justice. You just have to trust me when I say it is amazing.

Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion - Fun, light book about a couple who travels around the country in a bus for an entire year. It made me want to break out of this prison and go on a road trip, but alas..


Thanks for all of the recommendations! I have a stack of books here that are mostly recommendations from people who commented on my last post that I am excited to read. Please keep adding to the list if you have anything new and fun that you come across!

3 comments:

Cecilia said...

Try the Bohemian Raspberry it consists of chunks of chocolate fudge brownie but it is so creamy. My friend told me Boston Cream Pie and Banana Split are yummy too.

Have a nice weekend!

The Smith's said...

Did Elijah get "Yum, yum, extra yum" from "Little Pea"? Do you guys have that book? It is the best!

Besides Heaven and Glass Castle, I haven't read any of your latest ... awesome to have a few good recommendations! If you like medical fiction, I just read a really good one called "Oxygen". Can't remember the author, sorry!

Keep on hangin' in there. What an example of selflessness you are!

Hugs,
Jesse

MarenJustinKade said...

We went to taco bell today...and I thought about what I'd get if I were you...hmmm, chicken quesadilla or perhaps the grilled stuffed burrito, or maybe the crunch wrap supreme. Probably all of the above. I hope you have the bell near you, so good for cravings!