It’s Monday and I’m reading Seraphina




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.






Wow what a weekend! The husband took Friday off (he had worked the previous weekend) and we took the kids to Happy Hollow in San Jose, a little amusement park and zoo – best for the under-five set, tried out Blaze, a new-to-us Chipotle-like pizza place. Get in line, pick your sauce, pick your cheese, pick your meats, vegetables and other toppings, pay, and wait just a few minutes (they say they quick-fire it for 180 seconds!). Not too bad! Mine had two kinds of mozzarella, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, grilled red peppers, artichokes, bacon, salami, fresh basil. I love how they had a good variety of vegetables to choose from.

On a bookish note, I did a solo trek to the library, grabbed some books, and bought some more at the book sale!



It’s 645. The husband’s at the train station, and I’ve got a few minutes before the kids start making noise! Better hurry!




Seraphina – Rachel Hartman


The Sea Garden – Deborah Lawrenson


Just had some toast and milky black tea for breakfast.


Water in preparation for a warm day (high of 32C/90F)


It’s just me and the kids today after my mother-in-law flew home to Singapore yesterday. It’s been a while since I’ve been by myself with the kids! So I made some pasta sauce yesterday and will just cook up some fusili to accompany it later.


Orange is the New Black Season 2. I’m on the last couple of episodes! I was trying not to binge watch but I guess that didn’t quite work.



What I read last week


Re-gifters – Mike Carey, Sonny Liew, Marc Hempel


The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt (here’s my post about reading this book)


Stuck Rubber Baby – Howard Cruse

What are you reading today?


  1. We binged on OITNB as well and now I’m sad that it’s over and we won’t have new episodes for a long time. Boo! i LOVE the sound of that pizza place! I’m going to try using the grill more often this summer and might try grilling pizza. Have you ever done that? Enjoy the reading!


  2. I really enjoyed Seraphina and now that I think of it, I think there was supposed to be a sequel. I’m off to see if it is out yet! 🙂

    Have a great week!


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