It’s Monday! What are you reading? (July 1 2013)

itsmonday“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next.

Oof! We made it through the heatwave!!

Plenty of ice cold drinks were downed, tank tops and shorts were worn, and sweat was sweated. It was like being in Singapore minus the humidity!


Tiny beautiful things: Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar – Cheryl Strayed
This book is great for dipping into here and there. It has some sad stories and plenty of beautiful advice.

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
Yup decided to download this library e-book and see what the fuss is about. Am probably one of the few people who have yet to read this!

A natural history of the senses – Diane Ackerman
Filled with such lovely passages, this book is a treat to savor.

The whole fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese – Kathe Lison
Andi’s post brought this book about cheese to my attention.

Kasutera (castella) cake. A Japanese sponge cake that we bought from the Chinese supermarket.

Cold water (it’s still too hot for me!)

Goonies! Just found it on Amazon instant video the other day. Makes me nostalgic.

Listening to:
Katie Costello

“Things would be much easier
And it would really save some time
If you knew my favorite color
And my favorite kind of pie

I wish there was a social excuse to make you a cassette tape
I’d teach you all about my life from side B to side A”

Looking forward to:
Fourth of July! We might check out the town’s parade and have a barbecue. And then hope that the baby won’t be woken by illegal fireworks…

The Summer Lovin’ Readathon!

What I read last week:

A letter of Mary (Mary Russell #3) – Laurie R King
The Mary Russell series is a lot of fun, and this third book is no different. But this time King offers up some archaeological/theological intellect with a papyrus supposedly written by Mary Magdalene, and of course a murder, some red herrings and fun disguises for Mr and Mrs Holmes.

Jane and Prudence – Barbara Pym
Oh Barbara Pym and her charming characters. Jane is a vicar’s wife living in a small village. She fancies herself a bit of a matchmaker for her single friend Prudence who lives up in London. It’s quite a delightful read this book, plus I love reads that have plenty of tea references. 😛

What I reviewed last week:

Attachments – Rainbow Rowell

What are you reading today?


  1. The Goonies! Awww, I loved that movie! I had my kids watch it, thinking they would love it too. They just looked at me as if I were insane, lol.


    1. Heh it will still be a few years till my kids get old enough to watch movies but I do wonder how they’d react to it!

      It’s such an awesome movie!


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