It’s Monday! What are you reading? (August 26 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.




Human Remains – Elizabeth Haynes

For an upcoming book tour


The Lizard Cage – Karen Connelly

A novel about a political prisoner in Myanmar. A heartbreaking read. A book I am just so loving right now.


Banana zucchini cake that I made on Sunday

PG Tips with milk. Amazon had this “lightning deal” recently with two humungous boxes of PG TIps that will last me more than a year!



Chopped! Everytime I think a basket of mystery ingredients is bad, along come another that just baffles me! Then sometimes an ingredient which I’m familiar with in Chinese cooking pops up and I’m like that’s not what you’re supposed to do with that! Like the Chinese okra or luffa/loofah – delicious when stirfried with eggs and also one of my favourite types of xiaolongbao: luffa and shrimp.

Last week:

I read:


The name of the wind – Patrick Rothfuss

OOOOOHHHHHHHHH!!! Just amazing. Unputdownable. At first I wasn’t quite convinced. An innkeeper in a small village, some kind of secret background of his, some weird spider-like creatures that he defeats. Then he tells his tale, and I fall hard for Kvothe and his story. And then he goes to a school of magic (they call magic ‘sympathy’ in this world) and I am such a sucker for that kind of thing. And I keep turning my virtual pages on the Kindle (it is a library e-book) and I keep wishing this were my own physical book. And I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one, The Wise Man’s Fear, which I think I will buy, and then to keep it company, I will have to buy The Name of the Wind too.

What are you reading this week?



  1. I love watching Chopped too! And the good thing is that the Food Network is generally kid friendly too, so you can watch with your kiddos when they get a bit bigger. 🙂
    The Name of the Wind is one of those books I keep meaning to read. I’m glad to know it’s just as good as everyone says.


  2. The Name of the Wind is that good, huh? This is my first time seeing it, so I appreciate the introduction. I will most definitely have to scrounge up a copy.


  3. Just reed and reviewed Toer’s This Earth of Mankind, (, which I thought was fantastic. Gave up on Nguyen’s Unwanted, because it was too grim. Just received Rice Mother. I may not get read and reviewed before the end of the month, but for me it is part of your SE Asia Month.


    1. Oof you reminded me that This earth of mankind has been sitting on my shelf! You should then read Toer’s Girl from the Coast, which was absolutely wonderful and still is fresh in my mind today.


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