I woke up this morning and realised that the little calendar icon on my phone said ‘1’, as in the first of February. I can’t believe January is over already!
So much has happened in the past week. Wee reader’s grandparents went home and he’s taking it pretty badly. I guess the last time either set of his grandparents came to visit from Singapore, he was too young to understand. Now he definitely knows that they’re not here, so he keeps asking after his mama and gong gong. And I think he’s worried that his dad’s not around during the day so he often asks for his daddy although he often answers his own question, saying ‘daddy work work choo choo’ (he takes the Bart into the city). Hopefully things will get better over the weekend!
This month I made a bit of headway with all three challenges (Global Women of Colour, What’s in a Name, Postal Reading) and read a ton of graphic novels.
Beautiful Children – Charles Bock
Three Strong Women – Marie Ndiaye (Read for Global Women of Colour Challenge)
The Uninvited Guests – Sadie Jones (TLC Book Tour)
The Messenger (The Giver, #3) – Lois Lowry
Under heaven – Guy Gavriel Kay (Read for What’s in a Name Challenge)
The cookbook collector – Allegra Goodman (Read for What’s in a Name Challenge)
Scent of darkness – Margot Berwin (upcoming TLC Book Tour)
Obernewtyn – Isobelle Carmody
Sold – Patricia McCormick
If you lived here, I’d know your name: News from small-town Alaska – Heather Lende
84, Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff (Read for Postal Reading Challenge)
The Worst Journey in the World – Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Graphic novels (7)
Water baby – Ross Campbell
Gen13. Superhuman like you – Adam Warren
Waterwise – Joel Orff
The Umbrella Academy Vol 1: Apocalypse Suite – Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba
Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale – Belle Yang (Read for Global Women Challenge)
American Widow – Alissa Torres
Habibi – Craig Thompson