It’s Monday! What are you reading? (August 19 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.




The Headmaster’s Wager – Vincent Lam


The Lizard Cage – Karen Connelly



Paris La Belle Époque – Yoyo Ma and Kathryn Stott



I just had breakfast – a slice of oatmeal raisin bread (recipe here) that I made on Sunday



Tea Break, a blend of black tea by Japanese tea company Lupicia

Looking forward to:
Taking Wee Reader to the open gym session later. It’s a proper gymnasium but they let the younger kids have an hour to play. Wee Reader likes the big trampolines, and the bouncy floor they have for their routines.

Last week…

I read:
Fire in Heaven – Mary Renault

A bit overwhelming this book, but it is quite something! Renault admirably takes us through the childhood of Alexander the Great, ending with his father’s assassination and his rise to the throne.

Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitzhugh

I was expecting to like this book. But I didn’t. I really didn’t like Harriet! She’s kind of mean and throws tantrums. She’s a spoiled rich kid with parents who don’t really know what to do with her. The saving grace of this book – Ole Golly and Sport.

Case Histories – Kate Atkinson
Oh I loved this one! What a way to begin, with the case histories, and then to meet Jackson Brodie and find out his own sad family tale. And then Amelia and Julia and Binky Rain? A great cast of characters! And set in Cambridge! I have found a new series to enjoy! Can’t you tell by all the exclamation points that I’m excited? Whee! And then I find out that Jason Isaacs plays Jackson Brodie in the BBC series! Now to figure out where to watch this….

I posted:

Bangkok 8 – John Burdett

Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan

Library Loot

Weekend Cooking: Scallops!

What are you reading this week?




    1. I was iffy about Life After Life as well. It was a clever concept but could have been more involving. With Case Histories there was more a sense of character. Although a Kate Atkinson is always a worthwhile read.


  1. I’m glad you started the Jackson Brodie series! I recently read the fourth one and I really enjoyed them all of them. I haven’t watched the show yet though….


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