Book Review: My Sister, the serial killer.

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today 🙂

I’ve never really been bothered by the idea of a book club but I really like the idea of sharing my reviews. Reading and reviewing a book is a way to possibly connect with people and share thoughts that maybe someone else didn’t think of. It’s also quite a personal thing, expressing your opinions about what you read and how it resonated with you. It is interesting how 1 book can create a variety of feelings, both positive and negative. It’s funny how a book can be so interesting/useful to one person but then someone else will take it in a completely different way.

This is a great book for these dark and gloomy nights as we spend more time at home. It’s not too scary however the main story line is based Ayoola being a serial killer.

The story is set in Nigeria and includes many of the dialect spoken there and you get a real sense of what certain situations described would be like in the story. It is a mixture of crime, murder, romance, work and family relationships. We are introduced to a sibling relationship right from the beginning between Korede who is the older sister and often left to clean up Ayoola’s mess. Ayoola is the younger sister and manages to get her own way because of her beauty and charms. It’s a nice storyline but I can’t say much more without spoiling the story, so give it a read!

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Sugar Cookies

I get regular emails from Emerald Street and I’ve noticed recently they sometimes have a recipe in them. Anyway this week I made The Log Ladies Sugar Cookies sounds amazing right?? Basically they are vanilla flavoured cookies inspired by the tv show Twin Peaks. They are described as the perfect winter snack and I would definitely agree with that 🙂

Makes 18

250g plain flour
150g butter, cubed at room temp
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt


1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 and line two trays with parchment paper.

2. Place the flour in a large bowl and add the butter, rub together with your finger tips until it resembles breadcrumbs.
3. Next still using your hands work in the sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Slowly bring the mixture together until it forms a dough.

4. At this stage the ‘dough’ may seem quite dry or not together but you just have to keep kneading the ingredients together, once your hands warm up the butter it will melt better into the flour which will release the gluten and help form the dough.

5. Now you can roll out the dough onto a floured surface and cut the cookies using a large scalloped edge cutter.

6. Carefully place onto the baking trays and bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool down fully on a wire rack.