It’s Monday and it’s chocolate cake time


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



Wow, that was some week. In case you didn’t know, it was Book Blogger Awareness Week. In which I added lots of books to my TBR list and lots of new-to-me bloggers to my blog reader. It was a blast!

The boy was pleased to get cheeseburger sliders at Black Angus. I had a bit of a hankering for prime rib and they have lunch specials on Saturdays so that’s where we went.






An Incomplete Revenge (Maisie Dobbs #5) -Jacqueline Winspear

For an upcoming blog tour


The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries – Jessa Crispin


Children of the Jacaranda Tree –  Sahar Delijani


Hunger makes me a modern girl – Carrie Brownstein (an audiobook! read by the author!)

Scribd’s announcment (that they’re doing away with unlimited ebooks! GGAAAHHH!) was the push I needed to start reading all these books (except the Winspear) that I had put in my ‘library’ but hadn’t begun reading yet.


The Vegetarian – Han Kang

Update: so while I had originally read somewhere that this book was written in English, turns out it wasn’t and it is indeed a translated book 
Ok so I thought this was a translated book but turns out she wrote it in English. So I am slightly disappointed. But that sounds silly because I’m just glad this book by a Korean author has been making waves.



 Inside Out. 

I had seen bits and pieces of it on the plane to Singapore last November but sitting with two kids under five for a sixteen hour flight (and that’s just the first leg) means one doesn’t get to watch the whole movie (or keep one’s sanity but that’s another story).

But I was surprised at how adult it seemed. As in I wasn’t sure if this was a Pixar movie a kid would enjoy. Is that why last year they also released The Good Dinosaur? That was the first time Pixar had two releases in one year.




This easy one-bowl chocolate loaf


Tea. Always tea.


I’m not a good meal planner as I never actually stick to any plans I do make! I have a bag of spinach in the fridge though so I may throw that into some kind of baked pasta. I also have some tilapia fillets that I may bake in foil packets, with, if I can get them, some nice asparagus.


These Alice in Wonderland shoes (Boing Boing)

8 small press books to read in February (Bookriot)

10 great writers nobody reads anymore (LitHub)

And happy blog birthday, Andi!

Added to the TBR list:



Last week:

I read:

A ridiculous number of comics, I hope to talk about them sometime this week!


I posted:


BBAW Day 5 – Burnout!

BBAW Day 4 – staying connected

BBAW Day 3 – Bloggers made me read these

Book Blogger Appreciation Week – An Interview with Shanaya Tales

BBAW Day One – Books r Us


  1. Your chocolate bread looks delicious! I’m trying to decide what dessert to make for a church dinner this week. There are too many choices!

    I’ve been meaning to watch Inside Out. Did your kids watch it at all on the plane? I guess I should watch it before deciding if the kiddos will like it.


  2. All those pictures of such delicious food are making my mouth water, not to mention the good books you included in this post. Thanks for the shout out; What She Left was an interesting novel, and Fates and Furies is still waiting on my shelf to read. 🙂


  3. I want some chocolate loaf now! 🙂 Now that you’ve mentioned Scribd, I need to check and see what’s in my library. I might need to start reading some of my books too.

    Have a good week!


  4. I loved ‘Inside Out’. 🙂

    I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on ‘The Vegetarian’. There is so much talk going on about that. I am more curious now.

    I cannot handle the food pictures. They make me hungry, and drool like my Boo. 😉 The chocolate one looks super delicious.

    Have a great week ahead!


    1. I know!! I was also quite angry. Because going from unlimited to just three?!! That’s why I am reading ALL the comics on Scribd until they restrict it. Just to stick it to them!


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