It’s Monday and I’m reading The Paying Guests

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.

I usually write up these Monday posts on Sundays, but didn’t manage to yesterday. Too busy! So while the kids chatter to themselves upstairs (the sleeping in the same room has gone well aside from the first couple of nights! Hooray!), I’m trying to whack out a post!

Here’s what I was up to on Saturday – The Read-a-thon!

Sunday was about meeting up with a friend for lunch, doing a quick supermarket run, and cooking Monday’s dinner ahead of time – I made some soy-sauce marinated pork chops, to be eaten with the Korean sweet potato noodles japchae (here’s one recipe)







The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters

I started this in the last couple of hours that I was awake for during the readathon, but didn’t manage to pick it up again yet! Later tonight I hope!


Drood – Dan Simmons

(Yes, still)




The Good Wife Season 5. I love Diane and Eli! They are the reasons I watch this show!



Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew

An Irish singer who started out as a member of Damien Rice’s band



IMG_3214.JPGMy breakfast this morning was a Hawaiian bun and a dorayaki filled with a black sesame paste, which we picked up at Mitsuwa (a Japanese supermarket) in San Jose yesterday. This dorayaki is a pancake folded over the paste and it’s so soft and eggy! Yum. (Apparently Mitsuwa has brought these dorayaki makers from Japan into the US before, check out this post for someone else’s pictures and details)


I had a milky black tea earlier, and just water for now. But later, some coffee!

Last week:

I read:

My Year of Meats – Ruth Ozeki
Just finished it last night, but wow.



Broken (Women of the otherworld #6) – Kelley Armstrong
This series is a quick read which I sometimes use to break a reading rut or when I just need something not too heavy.

Strangers in Paradise #2 – Terry Moore
Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
The Lady Astronaut of Mars – Mary Robinette Kowal

Read during the Read-a-thon


What are you reading this week?


  1. I listened to My Year of Meats several years ago (almost ten?) and loved it… can’t remember the ending though. The Paying Guests is waiting for me at the library… will pick it up later today.


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