It’s Monday! What are you reading? (October 28 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.

Oh hello. Looks like it’s Monday noon already and I’m just typing this now while Wee Reader eats his lunch (Boston Market leftovers from yesterday).

Scratch that.

It’s now mid-afternoon. The kids are finally napping – both! Woohoo! – and here my post finally is.



Touch Not the Cat – Mary Stewart

Is there an actual cat in this book? I have yet to find out

Touchstone – Laurie R King
I can see why this book wasn’t too popular (her latest, Bones of Paris,
is actually the second book in this series but no one seems to know that beforehand!). It is a bit long and at moments political. Still it is Laurie R King so it’s well-written and well-researched.


Nothing at the moment. But I had some Korean seafood pancake from Jang Su Jang that we had for lunch yesterday. They still taste yummy after heating them in the toaster oven.
(I realise that the photo doesn’t have a seafood pancake in it, but these were the other dishes from the lunch – pan-fried dumplings, bulgogi and ginseng chicken soup)

Green tea.


The Good Wife season 4. Almost done.

Last week:

I read:
The Willoughbys – Lois Lowry
Lowry took me by surprise with this enchantingly odd story about old-fashioned children whose parents don’t like them very much (and vice versa). Highly recommended!

The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer
There is plenty to be awed by in this book.

Saints – Gene Luen Yang; Lark Pien
As with Boxers, a great read. Saints is the story of Four-Girl (she’s the unwanted fourth daughter and her grandfather couldn’t be bothered to name her. The number ‘four’ is unlucky in Chinese culture) who finds Christianity at a time when it was dangerous to be Christian (brought in by the ‘foreign devils’) in China.

The Death of Bees

The Death of Bees – Lisa O’Donnell
For an upcoming book tour
NOS4A2 – Joe Hill
For an upcoming book tour

What are you reading this week?


  1. The Good Wife is great, isn’t it? I’m interested to see what happens in the current season….

    I’m glad you are enjoying The Interestings. Meg Wolitzer writes great books!


    1. The only new series I’ve watched is Joss Whedon’s Agents of SHIELD (and only three eps of it so far). Entertaining enough but lacking a bigger overarching story and big bad (at least from what I’ve seen) to sustain proper interest.

      Otherwise, the Walking Dead (not the current season) and very very slowly, Fringe.



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