It’s Monday and I’m looking forward to a new week!


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



Last week was a tough one. The Husband was away from early Wednesday morning (7am flight) until Friday evening so for the first time it was just me with the boys. The Husband has been away before for his company’s yearly conferences but we plan for grandparents to be around for that week. It’s funny really because I am the one who is with the kids all day, what is an extra couple of hours in the evening with them? But yes it makes a huge difference, just to have someone else step in for a while, to give me a little time, to have a different person they can turn their attention to, even for a little while!

On Thursday I headed to the preschool for the older boy’s birthday celebration. He and a classmate have birthdays in March so we had a combined Montessori celebration of life or whatever that is called. They hold a globe and walk in a circle as their friends sing and each walk around the circle represents each year of their life. And the parents brought photos and shared memories of each year of their life. Also I brought popcorn for their snack. It definitely made his day.


The other boy is so much taller!





 The Dead Ladies Project – Jessa Crispin (on Scribd)

I love this kind of non-fiction, the kind which is part self-discovery (Crispin ups and moves to Berlin), part research project!


The Woods – James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas

I read the first volume sometime last year and in the last few months or so, Scribd added a few more issues, so I’m catching up. It is definitely a weird comic series.




Man Up

A quite funny movie starring Simon Pegg. I watched it with a smile on my face throughout! Simon Pegg doesn’t make me swoon but he sure seems like a fun date.


Hunger Makes me a Modern Girl – Carrie Brownstein’s (Scribd audiobook)



Well I just had a Dunkin Donut for breakfast. (I’m writing this on Saturday!) The husband picked it up from the Houston airport yesterday. I neve quite understood why the Bay Area doesn’t have Dunkin. There are even Dunkins in Singapore!  There’s plenty of Krispy Kremes here though.

Also I realized how Californian (well resident that is) of me when I started thinking how am I supposed to compost this Dunkin box when they’ve added this plastic film on the top of the box? I don’t think there’s a need to see the donuts without opening the box.


A Nespresso


Stirfried noodles

Claypot rice

A baked pasta of some sort probably with cauliflower


Trish at Love, Laughter and Insanity is once again hosting A Day in the Life! It is a really fun blogger event where you record your day and share it with, well, everyone! I did one last year, and while my day isn’t the most exciting of days,  it was a great way to record an ordinary day – and look back at it today! I’m excited!

The Atlantic asks, Is El Nino finally ending California’s drought? Gee, I really really hope so, but it all depends on the snowpack.

An interesting list of books from Lit Hub, one about dependency.

I am such a sucker for any recipe that has ‘brown butter’ in it. This one is a brown butter butternut loaf from Food 52. So going to make that soon!

But then gah, what is this?? Lucky Charms cake!!! Ok I may not really make that cake in itself but I may do that whole sticking of marshmallows on the cake (to cover up my horrendous frosting) when I make my kids’ birthday cakes in a few weeks.

Also, Irish Ale Potato Cheddar soup with beer battered leeks at How Sweet It Is

Bacon potato cheesy sesame bing bread (iamafoodblog)


Last week:

I read:

Friends with boys – Faith Erin Hicks
A Guest Cat – Takahashi Hiraide
Genius Vol 1: Siege – Marc Bernardin & Adam Freeman, writers ; Afua Richardson, artist ;
Wytches Vol 1 – Scott Snyder ; art, Jock ; colors, Matt Hollingsworth ; letters, Clem Robins ; editor, David Brothers
Faith Vol 1 – Jody Houser, Francis Portela (Illustrations), Marguerite Sauvage (Illustrations)
I posted:

#weirdathon #comics – The Last Broadcast, Thomas Alsop and more

The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki (Back to the classics)

A very #weirdathon read: Memoirs of a Porcupine

What are you reading this week?


  1. Happy bday to your son, popcorn is an awesome snack!
    I really enjoyed Faith a lot, but now I really want to know what’s happening next…comics in issues are tough on curious readers and the budget. Julianne recommended The Woods, too, so I might jump on that, though I’ll have to see about Scribd’s stupid new policy.


  2. Did you like GENIUS? I really want to read that! I was browsing last night and BOOM! has added a lot of comics on Scribd. And because a trade for them is only 4 issues… It works out to a lot of completed ARCs. 🙂


    1. Genius was quite something! I think there might be the first issue on Scribd.

      And yeah! I’ve noticed that Scribd has had more comics recently! I’m stressed out now trying to read as much as I can!!


  3. The Woods looks fantastic!

    I’m slowly still reading my way through Clockwork Phoenix 5, it’s slow going because so many of these stories either kick you in the feels, or require a lot of thinking afterwards. this anthology series is fantastic.

    so, for fast paced fun, I’m reading The Flux by Ferrett Steinmetz. and it’s really fun! and fast paced!


    1. The Woods is rather bizarre but in a good way. I’m still trying to figure it out! Have not heard of either book you mentioned but am off to check them out!


    1. No problem. This was my first time seeing Lake Bell so it was odd finding out that she’s not British because she does that awkward British thing so well and seriously her accent was great!


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