It’s Monday! What are you reading? (8 July 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.

I had fun at my first ever readathon last week and somehow managed to blog nearly every day, with the exception of Saturday when I was out of the house for most of the day. I’m hoping to continue to read more, and eventually finish that little pile of books I made for the readathon.

As usual I have a lot of books going at once. Some are upstairs, at my little ‘nursing station’ set up for the baby and another on the nightstand, and a couple more are downstairs scattered around….!

It’s Sunday evening, nearly 530pm. The house is quiet as everyone (the husband, the visiting in-laws, Wee Reader) have popped out to get groceries. The baby is dozing for now in the bassinet. And I’m at the kitchen table, blogging as fast as I can!


Glamour in glass – Mary Robinette Kowal
Lots of fun so far!


Skylark Farm – Antonia Arslan
A bit hard to read, taking a long time to get through this little book.


The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese – Kathe Lison
Parts of it are more detailed than I expected!

Cold Milo (a kind of chocolate malt drink that seems to be more popular in places like Singapore, Malaysia, Australia than in the US. A little like Ovaltine/Horlicks, if you know what those are)

A Stroopwafel warmed up slightly in the microwave

Well the husband was watching the Wimbledon final earlier. Oddly I haven’t really been watching much… actually anything (!) this week!

Looking forward to:
My birthday later this week! Plus I ordered some books with a little birthday money my mum gave me before she went back to Singapore, so I’m waiting for the shipment to arrive! I never buy books (I’m a fan of the library) so it’s a little treat for myself 😛

Last week I read:


Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
I quite enjoyed this one, as I wondered what the Amazing Amy and her husband Nick would come up with next!


Cod – Mark Kurlansky
Ok so I skipped some paragraphs here and there, but there were some interesting moments plus those old recipes for cod were quite fascinating!

Last week I reviewed

The End of Your Life Book Club – Will Shwalbe

Big brother – Lionel Shriver

What are you reading this week?

6 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? (8 July 2013)

  1. I’ve seen The Whole Fromage on several blogs, but I’m not sure it’s the kind of book I would read. I like to cook and bake, but somehow the idea of a whole book about cheese seems crazy!

    Happy early birthday! I hope you enjoy your new books! 🙂


  2. Parts of the Fromage book are definitely detailed. And there’s more detail than I thought there’d be in the general history and politics of cheese. Who knew?

    I remember those days of “blog as quickly as possible while the baby sleeps.” Here’s wishing you a happy upcoming birthday!


  3. Happy birthday! Cod (and everything else by Kurlansky) has been on my tbr list for ages now! Glad to hear you had fun during the read-a-thon. Enjoy your week!


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