It’s Monday and I’m reading the graphic novel adaptation of Kindred


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



My mum returned to Singapore early Thursday morning so the rest of last week was all about returning to regula programming. The husband had a busy weekend of working from home so we didn’t do much. But we did have some in-N-Out on a sunshiney blue-sky California Saturday. 

I’ve been experimenting with the tangzhong method (which requires a roux) of making bread. And am considering writing a post about it. 

And we made pizza 🍕 







Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation – Octavia E. Butler, John Jennings (Illustrations), Damian Duffy (Adapted by)




The Grand Tour



This is The Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett


Raisin bread with butter for breakfast


PG Tips with milk


Baked rice with bacon, mushrooms and cauliflower

or maybe this baked chicken chop rice recipe 

Rice noodles with french beans, carrots and a protein, maybe chicken or pork sliced up and marinated with soy sauce, grated ginger, sesame oil


Jane Wong and Aditi Machado in conversation (Lit Hub)

I’m not typically a YA reader but this book American Street by Ibi Zoboi sounds good (BookDragon)

Nine modern literary letter collections (The Millions)

Also, immediately requested this from the library – Gwenpool, the Unbelievable Vol (In Tori Lex)

34 books by women of colour to read this year (Electric Literature)

I recently watched The Arrival (and then read the short story – and was fascinated by how they changed the story, more about that another time) and here’s an interesting article from The Millions about how The Arrival is a movie about movies 

I’ve not had a Starbucks brownie but here’s a copycat recipe of it that sounds delicious (Averie Cooks)

Another chocolate recipe. This time a chocolate chiffon from Bake for Happy Kids


Last week:

I read:

Captain Marvel, Volume 1: In Pursuit of Flight – Kelly Sue DeConnick (Writer), Dexter Soy (Illustrations), Emma Ríos (Illustrations), Richard Elson (Illustrator), Karl Kesel (Illustrator), Al Barrionuevo (Illustrator)

Strong Female Protagonist – Brennan Lee Mulligan, Molly Ostertag (Illustrations)

Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld #9) – Kelley Armstrong

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? -Henry Farrell


I posted:

Weekend Cooking: Oxtail Stew

A Woman in The Crossfire

Books I loved more than I expected to



  1. Your pictures in this post are gorgeous. I have an ARC ok the Kindred Graphic Novel which I need to get too soon, although it’s not in color I’m sure it will be as fabulous as the finished copy! Have you read the novel already?

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    1. Yup! I read it quite a few years back but it’s definitely unforgettable! And reading the graphic novel makes me want to reread


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