Happy Monday you guys!
It was a super busy weekend for us and unfortunately that was also 24in48 readathon weekend. Needless to say, not all that much reading happened but hey it was still fun trying to squeeze in as much reading time as possible!
We had the usual Saturday of swim class and tennis. And we also added in a Tesla Model 3 test-drive. We’ve been thinking of getting an electric car and it was fun test driving the Tesla, especially its intriguing auto-pilot feature. So weird taking my foot off the accelerator on the highway!
Sunday saw us at a classmate’s birthday party. It was Beyblade-themed so the boys were all excited!
The five-year-old playing a VR arcade game at the friend’s house.
Also, it’s the first day of the Lunar New Year on February 5. So that means cleaning house!
Anyway, reading-wise, I read quite a few books over the weekend!
I finished watching Season 3 of The Magicians and since I watch it on Netflix I have to sit on my hands and wait until they release the next season…
Meanwhile I’ve gone back to The West Wing, which I love (and often wish Jed Bartlett were the real President) but is far less cliff-hanger-y so it doesn’t make me bingewatch the way I did with The Magicians
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
Just had Chinese takeout for dinner – fried noodles, chicken, beef and broccoli, green beans, and sesame balls for dessert
Haven’t quite figured out yet!
Book Covers of Note (January) – The Casual Optimist
A lovely post by The Book Snob on walking in London. While I like where I live, I do often despair that it’s not a place for walking. I do miss living in places like Singapore or Brighton where you don’t necessarily need a car to do things.
It’s Chinese New Year soon and it’ll be the Year of the Pig (or Boar, as some prefer). Here’s a really cute amigurumi pig from All About Ami
The hottest-tipped debut novelists of 2019 – The Guardian
Crossplay – Niki Smith
Hamilton: The Revolution – Lin-Manuel Miranda (audiobook)
T!m G!nger – Julian Hanshaw
Aru Shah and the end of time – Roshani Chokshi
Naming Monsters – Hannah Eaton
Three Trees Make a Forest – Enrico Casarosa, Ronnie Del Carmen, Tadahiro Uesugi
My Brother’s Husband Vol 1 – Gengorgoh Tagame