It’s Monday! What are you reading? (February 3 2014)

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.

Well now, I’m actually writing this on Sunday afternoon. The kids are asleep and the TV is on – a rarity in our house. We tend to use the TV mostly for Skype sessions with the grandparents in Singapore. It is Super Bowl Sunday and the husband is watching while I’m at the kitchen table writing this. I’m obviously not a football fan. Having lived in Singapore most of my life, ‘football’ to me still means, well, the English Premier League, the World Cup and all that.

The backyard is actually wet, it being a bit of a rainy day for once. And it’s chilly and gloomy so I am glad to be indoors and warm.

Currently(-ish…)

Reading:

divergent

Divergent – Veronica Roth

cheatingcanasta

Cheating at Canasta – William Trevor

goodmuslim

The Good Muslim – Tahmima Anam

Eating:

Chips and salsa. I’m writing this on Super Bowl Sunday after all.

Drinking:

Green tea

Watching:

The Breakfast Club. I’ve been on a John Hughes kick lately, watching Pretty in Pink before this. Love the music.

Looking forward to:

My mum’s arrival on Thursday.

Last week:

I read:

The Free

The Free – Willy Vlautin
For an upcoming book review

marchbookone

March Book One – John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
A moving, powerful story enhanced by gorgeous illustrations.

burymyheart

Bury my heart at wounded Knee: an Indian history of the American West – Dee Brown
This book made my head and heart hurt. It was such anguish to read. I had to keep putting down the Kindle as I just kept getting angry and depressed by it. Yet it’s an important book to read, and I’m glad I read it. Sigh.
 

What are you reading this week?

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5 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? (February 3 2014)

  1. I’m re-reading the books of Kosinski. I read “Being there” yesterday. Today I will re-read “Painted bird.” He is a amazing writer. He gives you something to think about.

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