It’s Monday and I’m reading #ripxii books

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
Ok so I really meant for this to be written and out this morning but Sunday just flew by and here I am, at 10am on a Monday typing this out!
Last week was the first full week of school for the first grader (the first day of school was a Wednesday and the rest of that week was all minimum days). And I think we finally found our drop-off rhythm…finally! I think the hardest part has been trying to figure out lunches for him. I’ve been packing different things. Today it was Korean leftovers – bulgogi, rice and some broccoli I steamed in the morning. I’m just glad he’s happy to eat things like sandwiches as some of his classmates will only eat a hot lunch!
Also we went to the lovely Crystal Springs reservoir in San Mateo for a Saturday morning walk. Such a pretty place.
And then delicious ice-cream in San Francisco after. I adored their sesame ice-cream (so thick and creamy!) and was surprised by how good the guava and lychee were. Luckily there’s another branch in Little Vietnam in San Jose that’s closer for us. Will definitely be back.



Waiting on a Bright Moon – JY Yang

The Unquiet Dead – Ausma Zehanat Khan


Gossip Girl


Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances – Leland Melvin


Chocolate almond pound cake




Maybe a shepherd’s pie – the weather looks like it may cool down a bit this week and I can brave the oven again!

Last week:

I read:

The Chaos – Nalo Hopkinson
Fox Woman – Kij Johnson
Meka – Jean-David Morvan, Bengal (Illustrator)

I posted:

#ripxii The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson