It’s Monday! What are you reading? (March 17 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.

Currently (Sunday March 16 1439) the kids are napping, so is the husband, the neighbours behind are having a rather loud thump-thumping party in their backyard so I’ve got the earphones on as I type and watch The Voice on Hulu. I’m just hoping the baby will nap longer than an hour this time!



The pirate’s daughter – Margaret Cezair-Thompson

“They went to Blue Hole. Eli chose the best time to go, the end of the day when no one else was around. Here Ida noticed a complete change in Flynn. She had expected exuberance; this was one of the country’s natural treasures, a two-hundred-foot-deep swimming hole formed from the crate of an ancient volcano and enclosed by tropical forest.

But Flynn’s effervescence disappeared. He wasn’t solemn, just quiet, like a man who had no one else with him. He stripped down to his bathing trunks and dived, a dive that was like a dive into himself, a recollection.”


Woman rebel: the Margaret Sanger story – Peter Bagge


Lyra’s Oxford – Philip Pullman


Red bean soup! Take some adzuki beans, simmer in water, add some sugar. Eat. You could also puree it to make it more of a paste, or add some coconut milk for a more sinful experience. Or even pour into ice lolly moulds and have a great summer treat (or a treat for a hot March Sunday  – it is 24C here!).


Some refreshingly cool water.


Dinner tonight: a quick noodle stir fry with sliced cabbage and chicken. Lots of garlic, soya sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce and white pepper.


The Voice

Looking forward to:

Hmmm the library book sale next Saturday. Hopefully I can make it!

Last week:

I read:


The Icarus Beat – Helen Oyeyemi

epilepticEpileptic – David B.

What are you reading this week?



    1. Aww that’s how it is with me and steamed fish. I love to eat steamed fish but I can’t eat a whole fish by myself, and unfortunately the husband doesn’t really eat cooked fish.


  1. I swear every time you mention food, I want to come over and dig in. 🙂 This week I’m trying to squeeze in 3-4 books including two memoirs, The Secret Garden, and All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld.


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