It’s Monday & I’m loving Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit


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




Spring really made its presence felt last week. It was SO HOT we had to turn the AC on a couple of evenings to cool down the house. Luckily that went away and we are back to cool(ish) spring weather again. But it also was a great time for the garden. We got to pull up two radishes and plucked a few strawberries. Sadly my sunflower seeds didn’t seem to make it this year. Maybe it was too wet when I planted them. Or they just got eaten!! I’ll have to try again! But in the meantime I’ve added a zucchini plant, a chili plant and a Persian cucumber to our garden! 

Also last week I decided to join the #AsianLitBingo challenge and made up a too-ambitious list!


Our favourite dumpling place (with the best red bean pancake and a so-yummy bread with condensed milk) has closed down! We had to try a new-to-us handmade noodle place a few doors down but weren’t disappointed. Great noodle soups! Beef bao, potstickers and chive dumplings! 





Ninefox Gambit – Yoon Ha Lee



House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi



More…Gilmore Girls!


Just had Chinese bakery hotdog bun for breakfast


PG Tips with milk 


Checking out all the #AsianLitBingo tbr lists!

Muslim-American kids need to see more of themselves in pop culture (Lit Hub)

Emma Donoghue writes about big families in fiction (The Guardian)

I always wondered what potted meat (from all those British children’s books) tasted like – and here’s a recipe, and it doesn’t sound too bad (The Guardian)

TV is rewriting the book on how to adapt novels (The Guardian)

Added to my TBR:

City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault (via Huntress of Diverse Books)

Last week:

I read:
A whole bunch of comics I had meant to read during Readathon but never made it!
Spider-Woman: Shifting Gears, Volume 2: Civil War II Dennis Hopeless (Writer), Javier Rodriguez (Penciler, Colourist), Veronica Fish (Artist), Tigh Walker (Artist),

Demon Vol 2 – Jason Shiga
Unicorn on a roll – Dana Simpson
Sex Criminals Vol 2: Two worlds, one cop – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

Space Dumplins – Craig Thompson

Locke and Key: Small World – Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez

I posted:

Top classics covers done right

#AsianLitBingo TBR list


  1. That article on TV adaptations was interesting. Thanks for sharing it. As usual, your post just made me want to go to your house to eat. Is there a drooling emoji? 🤤 (Apparently there is!)

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  2. Aww wish we had some of the climate, it’s too cold and grey over here. How are you enjoying Ninefox Gambit? Considered reading it for the Bingo, but I’m such an slow reader and it’s so long 😁🙈 Have a great week!

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  3. Ooh, I LOVE chive dumplings so much. I have not tried a red bean pancake, but I’m a big scallion pancake fan 🙂

    I am also jealous that you are loving Ninefox Gambit. I read that book and have a vague idea of what was going on, but I honestly have no clue what was going on…


    1. The whole military tactic thing was way over my head but I really liked that strange relationship Kel and Jedao had


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