So nothing much to say, so here are some photos of edible things!
The Moor’s Account – Laila Lalami
I’m surprised by how much I like this one. It could easily have been rather heavy a read, but Lalami has such a deft hand when it comes to writing historical fiction.
More Lumberjanes issues that have popped up on the Overdrive library catalogue. I forget which exactly. 16? 17? Some of those.
Also, Sofia Samatar’s A Stranger in Olondria
Sex and the City is now on Amazon Prime instant video! Hooray! So I actually do own the box set but we haven’t actually used the DVD player in ages. My kids don’t even know what a DVD is. All our TV watching tends to be via either Netflix or Amazon subscriptions. And once in a while, Youtube for the kids – they like Peppa Pig! We don’t have regular TV.
A slice of homemade chocolate rootbeer bunds cake. It doesn’t look pretty so I haven’t bothered with photos!
Coffee. I did a post about tea recently but I also do like to drink a coffee now and then. We have a Nespresso machine and while I had initially been reluctant to get one, I love it!
I’ve still got a big rack of ribs from Costco so I’ll be doing some oven-baked Asian-style marinated ribs.
We picked up some daikon and cabbage from the farmers market so that will go into a soup of some sort.
Some panko-crusted pork chops served with rice and vegetables
I keep meaning to read Porochista Khakpour’s The Last Illusion and I’m now even more interested after reading this story of her Shelfie on Lit Hub
Catherynne M Valente on unrealistic SF – oh and she has a new adult novel coming out!
I really enjoyed Buried in Print’s post about illustrations in books, and I promptly added Pure Steele to my TBR list after reading about it!
Also added to the TBR list is The Return of Captain John Emmett by Elizabeth Speller, thanks to this post by A Bookish Type
I love fried rice. We’re a Chinese-Singaporean family so plain Jasmine rice (brown and white) is a staple at our house. And some days, we cook up an extra cup or two of rice in the rice cooker (love my Zojirushi!) so that we can have leftover rice to fry up as fried rice the next day for dinner, usually throwing together things in the freezer like frozen peas and corn, lapcheong or Chinese sausage, sometimes bacon or chopped up regular sausages, and always always an egg. i am a food blog talks about fried rice and her BLT fried rice recipe.
Eater chronicles the rise and rise of The Barefoot Contessa
Beauty is a Wound
I raced through this epic saga because my library ebook was soon to expire! I wasn’t expecting, well, I jumped into this one knowing only that it was by an Indonesian author said to be a worthy successor to Pramoedya Ananta Toer. And wow it was some read. Sprawling and epic. I will try to talk about it soon, once I figure out how to talk about it!