It’s Monday and I’m reading Seveneves


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date




 We were in Palo Alto on Saturday for lunch and of course had to drop by an indie bookstore as there aren’t any in my city (when I first moved to my city, there were several bookstores including a large Borders and Barnes and Noble and a Half Price Books. We know what happened to Borders, and the B&N is now a supermarket. We do have one Half Price Books in a bigger location now and that’s it! Sad…). So when we are in Palo Alto or other cities on the Peninsula, we try to hit the indies. This time it was the lovely Bell’s Books which has been around since 1935! (here’s an article about the bookstore on its 75th anniversary).








Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

I have been so absorbed in this book, despite all the science-y space stuff that has gone over my head.

Essentially, the moon has exploded – the ‘why’ is not important here but what will happen when the pieces of the moon collide, when all these fragments enter the earth’s atmosphere and somehow cause the earth to burn up. So the plan is to send people and resources up into space.



Next up is Oreo by Fran Ross





Bridge of Spies

Not usually the kind of movie I would gravitate to, but it was surprisingly pretty good.




Kueh bangkit


Kaga Bocha from Lupicia Tea

It’s made of stems instead of tea leaves which have been roasted so it has a rather strong roasted aroma but apparently because of the roasting process it has less caffeine than green tea.


Honey-soy chicken wings with some stir-fried vegetables and rice

Noodles of some sort


Looking forward to:

Comics February!


I’m not an X-Files fan, but this article from the Atlantic about Scully’s wardrobe is too good not to share

The Guardian looks at what comics we can expect in 2016 (part one here) (part two)

Ayunda at Tea and Paperbacks’ introduction to Indonesian writers

Trish kept a record of all the meals her family ate last year – and there are pie charts! 

Easy Japanese Strawberry Shortcake – from Bake for Happy Kids

What do chefs pack their kids for lunch? – Bon Appetit

Last week:

I read:

Conjugal love – Alberto Moravia
Dial H: Vol 1, Into You – China Miéville, Mateus Santolouco (Artist), Riccardo Burchielli (Artist), David Lapham (Artist)
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower – Rumer Godden
Birds of prey. End run – Gail Simone, write ; Ed Benes, Adriana Melo, Alvin Lee, pencillers ; Ed Benes, [et al.], inkers ; Nei Ruffino, colorist ; Steve Wands, letterer
I posted:

Library Looting some classics

Recent Reads: Displacement; Supermutant Magic Academy; Dial H

Top Ten Tuesday: Latest additions to my TBR


  1. Oooh pretty books!!! Seveneves sounds really great and how did you like Dial H? That is a great article. I’m a total fan and spent this morning watching the new X-Files ep over breakfast squeeing 😀


  2. That looks like a lovely bookstore! You would have a hard time dragging me out of there. 🙂

    I’m off to check out your link to the article about chefs and their kids. I think it will either make me feel better or much worse about what I put in D’s lunchbox!


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