Sigh. So much terrible happened last week. So much has been said. I wish I knew what to say. Sometimes it just seems so much better to hide in books than to get out into the world.
So that’s kind of what I did on Saturday. The dear Husband took care of the kids while I went to shop at the library book sale and got a whole lot of books for under $20. I was especially excited to get the Ozeki. I’d already read Americanah and On Beauty but thought I’d get those anyhow.
Got my birthday presents a day early. The husband got me the Sandman box set and had helped my mum to order this Kitchn cookbook for me.
The Husband definitely won the day with this decadent chocolate mousse cake from Alexander’s Patisserie in Mountain View. So chocolatey, so rich, and yet not too sweet. The birthday sign by the way is a solid block of chocolate. I am going to be dreaming of this cake forever.
Rickshaw Boy – Lao She
Someone Knows My Name/The Book of Negroes – Lawrence Hill
Next up: one of these. Or all of these!
Orange is the New Black. Always.
Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
Still loving it!
Did you see that cake above? It is heavenly.
Tea. Yeah I am still drinking hot tea in summer because this summer has been a surprisingly cool one! Apart from one or two weeks where it was really hot and we had to turn the AC on in the evenings, it has been nice and cool.
Vote for the next book at the Diverse SFF Book Club! Some really great reads there.
For a long time I didn’t like coleslaw. I think it’s probably because the ones I was eating were all chopped up too fine. I started making my own recently and realize that slaws are awesome things. They’re fresh and tangy and best of all, my kids are happy to eat them, yes even my 3yo who is very selective about greens and often says “no more vegetables!!’. Anyway, here is a link to 7 slaws from Food52
Where Angels Fear to Tread – EM Forster