It’s Monday and I’m reading White Bone

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 had a fun Saturday in Half Moon Bay where we hit the tide pools at JV Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Low tide was about 930 so we left the house early for the hour-long drive. It was a rather chilly and foggy morning so luckily we had checked the weather before setting off and packed jackets and wore long pants! It was great fun wandering among the tide pools, looking at the anemones and seaweed, and counting the many hermit crabs in their shiny shells. The harbour seals could be seen lazing around in the distance – the rangers had at up a little telescope for viewing. The kids were more interested in playing with the sand. The younger one wandered around with a little rake in hand, digging at stones (he was very fond of having a go at some rather large rocks). Wee Reader preferred to work on his sandcastle.

And we did plenty of eating. From brunch at Half Moon Bay to chirashi at our usual Japanese restaurant for dinner. To pizza at Blaze on Sunday and salad and smoked salmon and cheese at home for Sunday dinner. It was a great weekend for eating!

Hope your weekend was awesome too!







White Bone – Barbara Gowdy

It’s hard getting into this book everytime I get out of it. To remember that this is a story told by elephants. Both fascinating and confusing.


The Vacationers – Emma Straub

This is my more fluffy read.


The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3) – Lev Grossman

So it has been a little while since I read the second book, so while I remembered Quentin and Julia, I couldn’t quite distinguish among some of the others – Josh? Poppy? I’m having a great time so far but I feel like I need a refresher!


Dried Tart Montmorency Cherries

Green tea


Australian band (now defunct) End of Fashion. One of my all-time favourite albums.



The Mind of a Chef

A documentary series narrated by Anthony Bourdain! The first season seems to star David Chang of Momofuku fame. I’ve only seen the first episode so far (it’s on Instant Netflix), and it’s pretty fun. Chang explored some famous tsukemen ramen (the ramen is served separately from the broth) stores in Japan, then did some cooking – he made instant ramen ‘gnocchi’ and cacio e pepe. Then Harold McGee discussed the alkalinity of noodles.

Last week…

I read:


Where’d you go, Bernadette? – Maria Semple

It was just such great fun a read. Like having a hot fudge sundae.


The Ghost Bride – Yangsze Choo

Review to come


I’ll be right there – Shin Kyung-sook

My thoughts on the book

What are you reading this week?


  1. I love this organization of reading thoughts! I wanna see that Mind of a Chef. I’m always looking for interesting, non-depressing documentaries. 🙂


  2. I love how you compare Bernadette with a hot fudge sundae. I haven’t read it yet but it makes me want to! Sometimes we all deserve a treat. The food looks amazing–you eat such tasty foods!


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