I’ve been concentrating on writing up my A to Z challenge posts this past week and not reading as much. It’s good in a way, as I get to stretch my creative muscle (which has not been in much use) and also read up on Singapore’s food!
I’m also pretty excited to share with you my article up on Shiny New Books! I wrote about Southeast Asian literature.
Also last week, a wander upstairs at the library where the non-fiction is and I discovered that the comics and graphic novels have bee reshelved to a bigger area instead of being squeezed in a few shelves in a corner.
And my m-i-l has been cooking Singapore food like Kong bah bao (braised pork belly in a steamed bun) and Mee rebus which is a noodle dish with spicy gravy, served with hard boiled eggs, tofu, coriander and bean sprouts. Yum!
And yesterday, we went into San Francisco to the Cal Academy (we’re members but my in-laws haven’t been before). The academy opens an hour earlier on Sundays just for members. Perfect for a drizzly day.
Anvil of the World (Lord Ermenwyr #1) – Kage Baker
The Old Garden Hwang Sok-yong
Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope
Tsuguru green tea or an apple green tea from Lupicia. Quite refreshing! It’s part of that big ‘Lucky bag’ box of Lupicia teas I bought in January.
Hopefully oxtail stew. I love oxtail but the husband doesn’t so I have to wait for other oxtail-stew-lovers before getting to buy some and cook it.
Baked black cod but with what I don’t know.
Reading this article on The Sims and Sexual Awakening on Women Write About Comics made me want to play The Sims again! I used to spend hours on the game when I was in university! So addictive…
You may have seen this already, but writers’ responses to Gay Talese have been so great!
Added to the TBR list:
David Mitchell’s Slade House has been on my tbr list but it’s getting a bump up thanks to Literary Amnesiac
World without Us by Mireille Juchau (thanks to ANZ Litlovers)
At Hawthorn Time – Melissa Harrison
The Bridge Ladies – Betsy Lerner
(Well I did say I was writing more!)
What are you reading this week?