It’s Monday and I’m reading Kage Baker


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


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. 

The husband decided to take everyone down Lombard Street. It was my first time there!





Anvil of the World (Lord Ermenwyr #1) – Kage Baker


Up the Junction – Nell Dunn

The Old Garden Hwang Sok-yong

Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

(just because)






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…

Own a piece of Houdini at this auction (oh wait, you just missed it, it was last Saturday) – via Boing Boing

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)

Last week:

I read:
At Hawthorn Time – Melissa Harrison
The Bridge Ladies – Betsy Lerner


I posted:

Weekend Cooking: Singapore food fiction

#AtoZChallenge – H is for Hokkien Mee

G is for Goreng Pisang

#AtoZChallenge – F is for Fried Rice

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

#AtoZChallenge – E is for Egg Tarts

Are you on Instagram? Go follow these fun bookish accounts!

#AtoZChallenge – D is for Durian

(Well I did say I was writing more!)

What are you reading this week?



  1. I nearly started Slade House today! I got it for my birthday and I was going to read it as the FOUR books I’m currently reading from the TBR just aren’t working for me 😀


  2. Yay for a bigger comics section 🙂 Your food always look so yummy and then there’s donuts hmmm. I need to check out Kage Baker I think, it’s getting embarrassing 😀 Happy reading!


    1. I know Kage Baker may not be for everyone but I have really enjoyed her different take on SF. Plus it’s always fantastic to have a woman writing SF and having a female main character!

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    1. I’m really liking it! She’s written up such a motley crew of characters and it’s a barrel of fun!


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