It’s Monday and I’m reading books by women



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’m so proud of all you guys for taking part in the Women’s Marches! I saw so many awesome photos on social media. The fantastic signs. The crowds. The message. Thank you for marching. Thank you for sending the message out to the world. 

The five-year-old and some of his fellow schoolmates in the Mandarin immersion programme took part in a Chinese New Year celebration held at the library. The kids sang two songs in their traditional Chinese outfits. There were other performances like an orchestra, Chinese music and more. But we didn’t stay long as the 3yo was getting cranky (the auditorium was full and we had to stand at the side).




A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution – Samar Yazbek

The Mistress of Spices


Jack Reacher



Lab Girl



I had baguette and scrambled eggs for breakfast!


Yorkshire Gold with milk


Baked pasta with cauliflower and bacon

Oven-roasted brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes and chicken drumsticks

Noodles of some sort.

Buried in Print’s Faves and Stand-out Reads of 2016

2017 Indie Lit Wish List (HTML Giant)

45 Queer and Feminist Books you need to read in 2017 (Autostraddle)

Last week:

I read:

Ajax Penumbra 1969 – Robin Sloan
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d (Flavia de Luce #8) – Alan Bradley
Bandette Vol 3: The House of the Green Mask – Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover
A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry

I posted:

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies

Comics check-in: Gotham Academy, Zodiac Starforce

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent underrated reads


  1. Oh my gosh – I had no idea there was a prequel to Penumbra’s Bookstore! I loved that book and am curious about your thoughts on the prequel…


  2. The Guinness looks so picturesque next to Bannerje’s novel cover, but it seems like rather a dissonant taste for the story. Heheh

    The Syrian story sounds interesting; I’m looking forward to your thoughts on that one. There was an opportunity at our weekend farmers’ market to visit a refugee camp later last year, via technology which required that you “visit” using VR and wearing headgear, which really impacted my reading list. This title clearly belongs!

    (BTW, thanks for the link to my 2016 list. Hope I added a title or two to your TBR as well!)


    1. Haha that’s true. It doesn’t connect well with Mistress of Spices which in terms of alcohol would probably work better with something like gin….

      Oh wow, your farmers market sounds very unusual! It’s a hard read. I’ve only managed to read a chapter or two at one go before I feel all angry and despairing.


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