“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.
It’s 820 am and I’m in the living room as the kids do their own thing next to me. At least for now!
The husband had to work from home over the weekend so it didn’t really feel like a weekend!
But we still managed to do some awesome things over the weekend:
– Ate at a great Korean restaurant (seafood pancake, acorn noodles, bulgogi, mushroom tofu)
– Picked up pastries like this Castella cake from the Korean bakery Paris Baguette
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
So good. Just so very good. I also just read this article in the Daily Beast about seeing the painting by Carl Fabritius face to face.
Stuck Rubber Baby – Howard Cruse
A great story.
Castella cake, a kind of soft sponge cake, from Korean bakery Paris Baguette
We’re barbecuing tonight! On the menu: Portobello mushrooms with garlic and sundried tomatoes, rib-eye steak, sausages, vegetable kebabs, koobideh (never made this before but we just bought some metal skewers and can’t wait to try it out)
Oops. I forgot I wrote this part on Sunday afternoon. Out koobideh didn’t turn out too well – too wet – so I had to turn them into patties as they wouldn’t stay on the skewers!!
I just watched 20 Feet from Stardom, a documentary on background singers like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Judith Hill. It was amazing to hear their stories. Merry Clayton sang the unforgettable female vocals on the Rolling Stones’ Gimme Shelter . Darlene Love sang backing vocals on some of the biggest hits of the 1960s including The Ronettes’ Be My Baby, Shelley Fabares’ Johnny Angel, Betty Everett’s The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss), and the Crystals’ Da Doo Ron Ron. Great documentary.
What I read last week
Locke and Key 6: Alpha and Omega
I was sad to reach the end of this incredible graphic novel series. But also thoroughly satisfied at how everything ended.
Happy all the time – Laurie Colwin
A charming little book about two couples who are delightful and quirky. My first Colwin and I am looking forward to more.
What are you reading this week?