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.

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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!

 

Currently…

 

Reading:

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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.

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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!

Watching:

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Snowpiercer
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.

Listening:
Lily Allen – Sheezus

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

Eating:

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!

Drinking:
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?

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “It’s Monday and I’m reading Over Easy by Mimi Pond

  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! 😀

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  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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