It’s Monday and I have new faucets!

itsmondayIt’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.


The loving husband spent his Sunday fixing the sink! the hot water tap had been stuck, broken really, for quite a while and my morning face washes were getting rather icy! So after some YouTube video-watching, he decided to order new taps and get cracking! And so I finally have hot water, thanks to the awesome husband!

Otherwise it was back to the swing of things last week! Wee Reader went back to preschool, although he burst into tears on Thursday, out of the blue. He was fine when I picked him up after lunch though. Phew.




And we got to try The Kebab Shop, which opened its first Northern California branch, after six branches in San Diego, just ten minutes away from us! Before we even stepped in, Wee Reader declared that he didn’t like this place (in his important 3.5-year-old way). But in the end he loved it and declared it a good lunch! We stuffed ourselves and it was lovely!

2015/01/img_4594.jpgMore stuffing ourselves, this time at North Beach Pizza in San Mateo. A friend was visiting. The town was packed. This place had an empty and big enough booth for all of us. Pasta was so-so, but that pizza was yummy!





Who Ate Up All the Shinga? –  Wan-suh Park (Author), Yu Young-nan (Translator), Stephen Epstein (Translator)
A fascinating look at life in a rural village in Korea in the 1930s.


All the Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld
Oh it is gorgeous. It’s very wild and windswept, gritty and muddy. Which is probably why I’m taking my time with this book.


Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater
I haven’t started it yet but just downloaded the e-book version from the library! I am so excited!

Funnily the two littles always ask for the “zoo bee song”. By which they mean Zou Bisou Bisou by Gillian Hills. And so we listen to that several times a day!

The Top Gear Argentina special. Very controversial this one. But I was just completely in awe of how gorgeous the Andes are. As well as so much of Argentina and Chile.

A dark chocolate digestive.

Tea. Because a digestive needs tea. Even if it’s a chocolate digestive. Or perhaps even more so.

A pot roast in the slow cooker for dinner
A salmon miso foil-wrapped thing in the oven with vegetables and rice.
Some noodles probably with leafy vegetables and pork.
And because we eat pasta almost every week, some version of pasta.

Last week…

I read:


Migratory Animals – Mary Helen Specht
For an upcoming book tour.


Whiskey Tango Foxtrot – David Shafer
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. And am actually going to post about it soon! Yes really!!

I posted:

       West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan     

       Tournament of Books 2015 shortlist     

       All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr     








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