It’s Monday and I’m having cake


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 older boy turned 6 last Friday! He had been eagerly anticipating it all week and couldn’t wait to open all his presents and eat his cake. Of course we had to first get through our usual busy Friday with swim class in the morning, PM kindergarten, a science class after school and playtime in the playground after that. The birthday boy asked for burgers for his birthday meal – specifically In N Out!

He had also asked for a chocolate strawberry cake, so I had been looking around for a good recipe. Finally I combined two I found online. See my Weekend Cooking post for details!


Saturday night chirashi

The 3yo (soon to be 4!) couldn’t wait to start reading this book.





Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Mad Men Season 7

Now that I’ve gotten to season 7 I’ve slowed down… I don’t want it to end! That sounds so silly…


Bossypants – Tina Fey

The last audiobook I listened to was Ann Patchett’s This is the Story of a Happy Marriage and I listened to it at 1.25x which was just right for me. But man does Tina Fey talk fast. At 1.25x it feels like it’s 2x.


Yorkshire Gold with milk



A very beautiful short film about the woman who holds the record for Arctic free diving 

12 circus novels (Booklist Reader)

Ursula K Le Guin reviews Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology (The Guardian)

Reader and volunteer signups for the April Dewey’s Readathon are up!


Last week:

I read:
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage – Ann Patchett (Finally! I am so bad at audiobooks but I really enjoyed this collection)
The Woman Next Door – Yewande Omotoso (ADORED IT!)
Superman/Wonder Woman: Power Couple Charles Soule (Writer), Tony S. Daniels (Penciller), Paulo Siqueira (Penciller), Eddie Barrows (Penciller), Barry Kitson (Artist) (From the husband’s collection – I am not a fan of Superman but was attracted to the idea of the two of them being together!)

I posted:

Weekend Cooking: Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

In the country we love by Diane Guerrero


  1. That cake looks amazing!

    I love it when my little boy (almost 6) plops down in the floor at the library and starts reading. it give me great joy.

    I just added Lillian Boxfish to my TBR last week when i saw it come through the library where I work. I’ll get to it someday! 🙂


    1. I keep hearing good stuff about Outlander but I don’t have cable so I may have to wait until one of the streaming apps finally gets it??

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