Monday? Again?

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.





Well that was some week. My almost-two is having some separation anxiety issues (well at least that’s what I think it is!). As a result nap time has been a disaster for most of the week. And to top it off, he caught a cold so that made things worse. Sigh…


Most of my afternoons were spent sitting by his bed and getting him to nap.






It is Sunday evening and the husband is making sushi. Thankfully the little guy is doing much better today. Still a bit fussy, didn’t nap much although he’s tired. But at least there’s no fever and a far less leaky nose. Hooray!





We also managed to go out for some ramen at Santouka Ramen in San Jose. And checked out the Kinokuniya too!




americanahAmericanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Pleasantville – Attica Locke

For an upcoming book tour


Four Souls – Louise Erdrich


The Life of a Banana – PP Wong



House MD


The Stills – Logic will break your heart


Eating:   Sushi

Drinking:    Leftover wonton soup


This week’s possible menu includes claypot rice with stir fried garlicky spinach; baked pasta with chicken and broccoli; pot roast. So far that’s all I’ve got.



My country’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, died on March 23. And I’ve been reading what the international media has to say about him, including:

The AtlanticForbesThe Guardian; Channel News Asia


It is Once Upon a Time time! I’ll try to put up an actual post later this week. Are you joining in?

How to recommend a book

Food52’s essential baked goods to master

Joy the Baker tells us exactly how to brown butter

I so want to eat these Mashed Banana Fritters

How to build a better butter cake over at King Arthur Flour has some great tips for cake making.

Last week:

I read:


Edward Scissorhands Vol 1: Parts Unknown – by Kate Leth, Drew Rausch (Illustrator)

Hinges Vol 1: Clockwork City – Meredith McClaren

Rot and Ruin Vol 1: Razor Smart –  Jonathan Maberry


Mildred Pierce – James M Cain

March Book Two – John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
I posted:

Comics Sunday: Edward Scissorhands; Hinges; Rot and Ruin

Weekend Cooking: still loving my bread machine, three months later

Library Loot

Top ten books on my spring TBR list


  1. Sick kids are just so tough. Mine have been sharing an icky stomach thing this week. I am hoping so very much that we are all done being sick in our house and in your house too!

    I didn’t know that Louise Erdrich had a new book out! I read one of hers in college and enjoyed it. I will have to look for Four Souls.


    1. Ugh, this back and forth-ing of sickies has to stop! Too bad it’s kind of impossible to keep the kids apart. I hope the rest of your week has been better!

      Oh and Four Souls is an old book!


  2. S, you are a wonderful photographer! I always want to either eat what you’re eating or visit the places you go! 🙂 Now I need to check out your links. I hope the baby feels 100% soon.


  3. I’m always amazed by how much you get read and how much you do in a week!
    Hope the little guy is feeling all better soon! And that none of the rest of you catch it!


  4. Will look forward to your thoughts on Americanah. It’s been on my wish list for a long time. Also, didn’t know Louise Erdrich had a new book. I hope your little one is feeling better today… and that sushi looks amazing!


  5. I didn’t know that Louise Erdrich had a new book coming out! I’m definitely going to have to look into that one!


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