It’s Monday! What are you reading? (July 15 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.

Currently…

Reading:

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The price of salt – Patricia Highsmith
I’ve loved everything by Highsmith that I’ve read so far. A little dark, a little odd.

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The orphan master’s son – Adam Johnson
I just started on this so I’m not sure what to make of it yet. It’s set in North Korea so that already makes it fascinating!

Eating:

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Leftover birthday cake! The husband bought a delicious opera cake from Cafe Madeline in the city. The layers of chocolate ganache, almond sponge cake and coffee buttercream make for a yummy cake!

Drinking:
Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk. Strong and sweet.

Listening to:
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Looking forward to:
Some shopping at Lupicia in San Jose for some loose leaf tea.

Last week I read:
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The Cloud Searchers (Amulet, #3) – Kazu Kibuishi
The Last Council (Amulet #4) – Kazu Kibuishi

I read these two books in the Amulet series only to realise that my library does not have book 5, Prince of the Elves, so looks like I’ll have to inter-library-loan it!

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The girl with the dragon tattoo – Stieg Larsson

I finally have caught up with the rest of the world! It was rather slow-moving at first and I wondered if there was any point to continuing! But I’m glad I did, if only to mark it off my to-read list. Now could someone please tell me if the rest of the series is worth reading? Thanks very much!

Last week I reviewed:

Flight Behavior

Flight behaviour – Barbara Kingsolver

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Glamour in glass – Mary Robinette Kowal

I also posted about lunch at the French Laundry and books I read in June

 

What are you reading this week?

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14 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? (July 15 2013)

  1. The problem with neglecting to read headings- saw the photo of your cake and wondered what the book is. Didn’t even occur to me that it’s ermm to be eaten. 😛

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    1. It was pretty much a very occasional treat for me until we decided to buy a bag of ground coffee Vietnamese style from the Asian supermarket here. And make our own on the weekends. Yum.

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  2. I’ve never read Patricia Highsmith. Should one start with Mr. Ripley or is there a better book of hers to read first?

    Have a wonderful week! I love your music choice. 🙂

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    1. I think Ripley is a good place to start, although I should add that I’ve only read the first book and that was not long after the movie came out (Wow that was in 1999!). Strangers on a train was the other novel of hers I’ve read (the other book was one of short stories – The Snail Watcher and Other Stories), and it was quite intense – it was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock.

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  3. I love Grace Potter and the Nocturnals! Since you mentioned Vietnamese coffee, now I want some Vietnamese coffee macaroons. Yum! Your cake is so pretty. Enjoy this week’s stack.

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