It’s Monday! What are you reading? (February 10 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.

Wee Reader was sick on Sunday with a slight fever and a cough. He went to bed early and as it’s still before 7, is asleep, so I’m just hoping he feels better! Otherwise we had a good weekend, with a hotpot lunch and plenty of dessert to follow.




The Good Muslim – Tahmima Anam

Maya and her mother are wandering around the city, but she longs for the quiet village life of Rajshahi.

“The phuchkas arrived, a dozen shells, each filled with its chickpea and potato mixture. Maya poured in the tamarind water and popped on into her mouth. Immediately her eyes began to water. ‘Mmm,’ she said, smiling.”


The People in the Trees – Hanya Yanagihara

Norton Perina has had enough of all the green in the jungle, as he and his team try to find a rumored lost tribe.

“At night I dreamed of green, great floating blobs of it, morphing gently from one shade to the next, and in the mornings I woke feeling beaten and exhausted. During the day my thoughts returned to visions of deserts, of cities, of hard surfaces: of glass and concrete and chips of mica glinting from asphalted streets.”


The Drowning Girl – Caitlin Kiernan

“It isn’t the known we fear most. The known, no matter how horrible or perilous to life and limb, is something we can wrap our brains around. We can always respond to the known. We can draw plans against it. We can learn its weaknesses and defeat it. We can recover from its assaults. So simple a thing as a bullet might suffice. But the unknown, it slips through out fingers, as insubstantial as fog.”



Love letter (that’s what we call this coconut-eggy flakey biscuit, sometimes rolled up like a cigar, but here, folded into quarters after being pressed into the love letter mould).


A Japanese new year tea.


I’ve been binge-watching New Girl season 1.

Looking forward to:

Hopefully popping into the library later today!

Last week:

I read:

Divergent – Veronica Roth
Pretty good! I immediately got in the library queue for Insurgent. We’ll see how long that takes!

An expert in murder (Josephine Tey #1) – Nicola Upson

Finally!! I started reading this e-book quite a while ago, then got caught up in other books and before I knew it, my e-loan was up and poof! it disappeared from my device. Unfortunately someone else had borrowed it so I had to wait (and wait) for it to be available again. To read that final 20% of the book.

Cheating at Canasta – William Trevor
A collection of short stories set in Ireland.


What are you reading this week?



  1. I’m always amazed at how much you get read with two little ones. This week I’m reading Why Don’t Students Like School? by Daniel T. Willingham and maybe some graphic novels. I hope Wee Reader feels better.


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