It’s Monday and I’m tired!

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 were rather ambitious and put the 17-month-old in the same room with the 3.5yo this weekend. He had previously been sleeping in the loft, so no door, no fourth wall, just curtains. And being the light sleeper that he is, sometimes the sound of my door opening or someone walking downstairs would wake him up. In other words, not the best place to sleep! So on the first night, it took ages for him to even consent to lying down in bed. New sleeping environment and all.  And he woke up a few times in the middle of the night, and we could hear his big brother sometimes going “shhh! Shhhh!” over the monitor. But from about 130am all was quiet. That lasted till about 545 when he started talking to himself, woke his brother and the two of them started “talking” to each other…. It would’ve been kind of cute, if I weren’t so tired! Luckily the second night seems to have gone better. I did hear him cry out once or twice in the middle of the night but he stopped and must have put himself back to sleep. And woke up when the garage door opened at about 630 when his dad left for the Bart station.

In other not so exciting news, my Mum flew back to Singapore on Friday. She arrived safely, late but safe, after two passengers and their bags had to be offloaded in Seoul, and she was already back at work yesterday (Monday Singapore time)! The house is so much quieter without her! And today will be my first day just by myself with the two kids after three months. Gulp!




Drood – Dan Simmons
I’m hesitant. I’m at page 230 or so (out of 771!) and am wondering if I should continue. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on this book and it’s been interesting, if long winded. We have already learnt about this mysterious Drood and his past and so I’m wondering, isn’t that then the mystery solved somewhat? How can there be over 500 pages more of this!?!? I’m not afraid of chunksters, having read some others by Simmons himself, but this one, I don’t know… I don’t feel very vested in it at the moment.


Strangers in Paradise – Terry Moore

I’m enjoying it so far

Just borrowed:


Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

I’ve seen this on a few book blogs and it seems to be well liked, although not typically the kind of book I read. But I’m compiling some lighter reads for the readathon!

a Hawaiian bun

Water. It’s going to be a warm day with a high of 31c/89f so I’m making sure I’m hydrated! I’ve already gulped down a big mug of black tea.


I’m still doing the back and forth between The Walking Dead and Gilmore Girls. And just to mix it up even more, The Good Wife!


Everything will be alright in the endWeezer

Looking forward to:
The Readathon this weekend! The husband has to bring his Mini in for service in the morning (I know, how inconsiderate right?! :P) so I doubt I’ll be able to read very much in the morning but hopefully after that??

Last week…

I read:

Evil under the sun (Hercule Poirot #23) – Agatha Christie
A fun read. Poirot is holidaying at a beach resort (!) when one of the guests is found strangled.


What are you reading this week?



  1. that is cute that they are sharing a room, though, even if the talking is less than ideal.

    Hope your day by yourself wasn’t too quiet. Shame your mum has gone.


  2. oh poor mama!! Hopefully everyone settles soon and everyone is getting more sleep! I’m sure it’s really new and exciting and will definitely be an adjustment.

    I’ve started the audio for Drood to kick it up a notch–though I’m only at the 10% mark. I’m finding it interesting but YES so long-winded. And tangential. I’ve heard from someone else who is in the second half that the book is lulling again. :-/ Hope it’s not a downer for everyone!


  3. I hope your little ones settle into the new room quickly! Everything is easier when you and the kids get enough sleep.

    See you during Readathon!


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