It’s Monday and I’m reading Over Easy by Mimi Pond

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.


It was a nice weekend despite the husband having to work (from home)! We hit the farmers’ market on Sunday morning and grabbed lots of lovely vegetables for our barbecue lunch. I tried grilling kabocha squash for the first time and it worked out pretty well – the kids loved it! And I finally made the soft sandwich loaf from The Bread Bible – kept meaning to as it sounds quite delightful and buttery but it required milk powder which I don’t have around the house, until I finally bought some the other day at the supermarket. It’s a keeper this recipe!






Greenglass House – Kate Milford

This was on the National Book Award’s Young People’s Literature longlist. I hadn’t heard of it previously but was curious, partly because the narrator is a young Chinese boy adopted into a Caucasian family.


Over Easy – Mimi Pond

I’m rather liking this book, set largely in a diner in Oakland in the 70s. I’ve always liked diners, even before I moved to the US. I guess they are very, American? Anyway here’s a just-as-cute graphic review of this graphic novel on LA Review of Books. Fun!



Based on a French graphic novel, Snowpiercer is one of those post-apocalyptic movies, this time the world has frozen over and the survivors live in a train powered by a perpetual-motion engine. There’s Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and Ed Harris! There’s also Chris Evans but I forgive them for that choice. It’s directed by a Korean and also stars several Korean actors who speak both Korean and English. A bit silly at times but quite a fun ride, especially Tilda Swinton (see picture above) who is delightfully kooky in this one.

Lily Allen – Sheezus

There’s always something bratty about Allen’s music, so that makes it a bit fun to listen to sometimes!


I made some bread yesterday (a soft sandwich loaf from The Bread Bible) and it’s nice toasted with butter.

Looking forward to:
Seeing what everyone’s been reading for Diversiverse!

Calcutta Auction, an Assam tea from Lupicia

Last week…

I read:
Countdown City (The Last Policeman #2) – Ben H Winters
Review to come
The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency #3) –  YS Lee
Review to come

Carrie – Stephen King

Girl Genius 1: Agatha Heterodyne & the beetleburg clank : a gaslamp fantasy with adventure, romance & mad science – Kaja & Phil Foglio
I posted:

The Body at the Tower (The Agency #2) by YS Lee

Picture books and graphic novels this Library Loot

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

Together Tea by Marjan Kamali

Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson


What are you reading this week?






  1. You have the best food pics! 🙂 I have The Greenglass House on my nightstand now. Snowpiercer looks strange!! I think I’ll add it and everything else you listed to my lists! 😀


  2. After a very slow read of Simone DeBeavoir’s Memoirs of a Dutiful daughter I’m picking up the pace with Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend which I have been wanting to read for a very long time, it’s the first of a trilogy set in Naples and I can’t wait to get into it.


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