“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
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
What are you reading this week?