So last week was a good one and also not a good one. I had started it out with such wonderful intentions, joining both Bout of Books and Armchair BEA. Both are such fun events and unfortunately happened to be on the same week! Anyway, I started out wells do even won a prize from Armchair BEA for their Instagram challenge. Then sickness hit and I just couldn’t be sitting at the computer. So I didn’t do much updating on the blog other than what I had planned for the week.
Saturday saw me mostly lying down in bed or on the couch. But when Sunday rolled by, after a NyQuil-fueled solid ten hours of sleep, things were looking up! We went to the farmers market, out for lunch at a Korean restaurant then home to make a peach-apricot pie (my first homemade pie!), and hotpot for dinner.
Mr Splitfoot – Samantha Hunt
I’m loving this book but it is also a little bit difficult to keep reading it. I will probably finish it this week though as it is due back at the library (and I’ve already renewed it once)
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride – Cary Elwes and some of the Princess Bride cast and crew
I’m listening to this one via Scribd and it is the best thing ever. First of all, Cary Elwes has a great voice. And it’s also narrated by Rob Reiner and cast members like Robin Wright, Christopher Guest and more. It’s also such fun to learn what went on behind the scenes of one of my favourite movies. If you’re thinking of reading this one, listen to the audiobook version! It is fantastic!
Well it is Sunday night as I’m typing this and I am so full because of the hotpot and the pie.
Bak kut teh or pork rib soul with Chinese herbs and lots of garlic. Best eaten with you tiao or fried dough sticks.
Why Not Me? – Mindy Kaling (non-fiction)
The Portable Veblen – Elizabeth Mckenzie (fiction)
A quirky book that involves a squirrel and an impending marriage. Don’t worry the squirrel isn’t the one getting married but the woman who is to be married talks to the squirrel. Quirky, I said, quirky. Also, maybe a bit weird. I like that it’s set in the Bay Area. And it was a fun enough read. I figure that if I don’t write a note about it now, I never will. I do however plan to write a bit more about those other books, because two of them belong to the Diversity on the Shelf challenge. Let’s just hope I get it together and write about them soon.
A Bride’s Tale – Kaoru Mori (manga)
Bluets – Maggie Nelson (non-fiction)
The Assistants – Camille Perri
Somehow I forgot about this one, which I read in one day. An assistant to a media mogul gets the opportunity to pay off her student loan when there is an error with her boss’ expense report. And this spirals into a sort of Robin Hood-embezzlement scheme with several other assistants involved. A quick read. Can see this being made into a movie starring Anne Hathaway. Which coming from me isn’t a compliment because I don’t like her. But you know she stars in this kind of fluffy office type movies like The Intern so she probably would be on the list. Fun enough. But doesn’t say much if I just read it and forgot about it.