It’s Monday and I’m reading non-fiction for a change


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 the 3yo took his first proper swim class and he loved it. Everyday he asks if it’s his swim class day! Hope he actually learns something…

Otherwise it was the usual busy week. The boys go to school at different times so weekdays are always busy. Preschool drop-off, do some work and play with the 5yo, get him to eat an early lunch, drop him off at Kindergarten, then go pick up the 3yo. Get him to eat lunch, try to get him to nap (not always successful). At 3pm, Kindergarten is over. On Mondays, an afternoon swim class for the 3yo. On Fridays, a 9am swim class for the 5yo. I’m trying to see about adding a tennis class too. And what about music? Martial arts? I don’t want them to do TOO much but at the same time, I want them to be able to try different things and find something that they like! #firstworldproblems



It was Mid-Autumn Festival (the 15th day of the 8th lunar month) last week. And we had mooncakes, walked outside in the backyard with lanterns and gazed at the full moon.

Trying to read while waiting for swim class


At Books Inc in Mountain View


Sunday night sushi dinner.





The Maximum Security Book Club – Mikita Brottman


Skin Folk – Nalo Hopkinson




X-men: Apocalypse

I wasn’t fond of the whole ‘Ancient Big Bad” storyline…




Leftover mooncakes! It was Mid-Autumn Festival last week.




I saw this video for Yaki Curry (Japanese curry baked with cheese!) and am very curious about this mix of curry and cheese….! Although of course Japanese curry isn’t really curry more like stew, in my opinion (but that’s because I like my curries really spicy and more you know, Pakistani/Indian kind of curry)


Lauren Groff: The books in my life (Lit Hub)

10 books featuring subversive women (Lit Hub)

The CBC Books fall reading list! I’ve only read one, The Conjoined, which I thought was a fantastic read!

Manga recs for fall (Bookriot)

Added to my TBR: The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami (Yasmine Rose Reads Books)

Book Uncle and Me by Uma Krishnaswami (BookDragon)

18 dinners to make when your pantry is nearly empty (Food 52)


Last week:

I read:

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi

(sob sob)


I posted:

RIP XI: Akata Witch 

TLC Book Tours – The Yard



  1. Ooh, can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Ballad of Black Tom! My library keeps having it be checked out every time I look for it, and I keep thinking “surely they’ll return it soon.” I’ve grossly underestimated Victor LaValle’s popularity. :p

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  2. It’s so tough to figure out how much activity to give your kids, isn’t it?? D is in school from 8:30 – 3:30. By the time we get home, we have about 4 hours to have dinner, do homework, do his chore for the day, and get a little downtime. I think most days he just wants some time to read and play legos!

    I hope you had a great week and enjoyed your books!


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