It’s Monday and I’m reading Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

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.

We sent my mum off to the airport on Sunday. The flight is via Seoul and she’s stopping off there for a few days to travel around by herself. Luckily my Dad’s work acquaintance (whom we all met when we went to South Korea for a holiday when I was a kid..oh sometime in the late 1980s?) has offered to pick her up from the airport and hopefully show her around a bit. I hope she has a good time, she certainly deserves it, being stuck with me and the two littles for over two months! But we so appreciated her being here, playing with the kids, cooking all kinds of yummy food, and really, just being here with us.

 

Currently(-ish…)

It’s 634am and the husband just left for work (he has to drive and park at the Bart station, so that requires leaving early to get a spot!). I’m sitting on the couch with the laptop, and I can hear the baby talking to himself on the baby monitor. I’ll try to finish this post first before I get him and Wee Reader up.

Reading:

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

I’ve been rather enjoying this book, despite that big C hovering around the entire story. But now I’ve gotten to that part of the story in which things are not going well and I’m dreading reading more… although of course I do want to read more. It’s not a book that I will give up on just because I know it will cause tears to be shed. But I think I’m not ready for tears to be shed today. I might save it for another day.

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 – Francine Prose

This is for an upcoming book tour. My tour spot was originally tomorrow but the book just arrived at my doorstep a few days ago, so that’s not happening. But I’ve been plowing my way through it and appreciating the rather unique perspectives in which it is written.

Eating:

A dark chocolate digestive biscuit from Marks and Spencer that the husband brought home from his Singapore trip.

Drinking:

Just water for now. Perhaps some coffee in a bit.

Cooking: 

I made dinner ahead yesterday for today. So in the fridge is a pyrex dish of broccoli chicken mac and cheese. Before dinnertime, I’ll scatter some more cheese on the top and bake it for a bit. And tada, instant dinner. Now what am I going to do about lunch? Sandwiches for everyone perhaps. And maybe some sweet potato for the baby, if he’s not sick of it yet.

Watching:

Top Gear!

Listening:

Brett Dennen.

One of my favourite radio stations is KFOG, not just because they introduce me to new-to-me musicians like Brett Dennen, who has this great song called San Francisco, , but also has the occasional section on books, with Green Apple Books. Last week they mentioned Chance by Kemm Nunn which sounds like a great Bay Area read.

 

 

What are you reading this week?

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4 thoughts on “It’s Monday and I’m reading Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

    1. He is! And it’s such a relief as my first wasn’t! My three-year-old was the super-sensitive type of baby who cried whenever strangers appeared in the house, was hard to feed, and we had the hardest time with his eczema and food allergies! This one is super easy in comparison!

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