It’s Monday and school is closed


Happy Monday to you! This is day one of COVID19 school closures. Our district’s schools have been closed for the next two weeks, although the surrounding school districts have planned longer closures of between 3 to 4 weeks so I suspect that this two week closure may end up being longer?? At any rate, we are waiting for more information from the school and teachers about what we are supposed to do, as the school closure announcement only came late Friday afternoon after school was out. Luckily my third grader’s teachers are very adept at online stuff, as they use Google Classroom in class, and they have been maintaining a class website for a few years now. But all the teachers sent the kids home with whatever workbooks they had in class so we will just await instructions!

Meanwhile, it was a very wet weekend, a much appreciated wet weekend! So a lot of staying in, Legos, baking, cooking, reading, and of course, Netflix.


Made some laksa using a premade paste and udon noodles






Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir


The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson




Ford vs Ferrari (the husband’s choice)


Double Cup Love by Eddie Huang


Chocolate olive oil cake




I’ve got some tangzhong-style milk bread in the oven and I made laksa for lunch.

This week, I plan on making shepherd’s pie, maybe some chicken curry. Pasta probably.


Observer critics suggest ways to while away the long days of self-isolation during the coronavirus crisis

24 new books we couldn’t put down (Buzzfeed)

Playing scrabble in a pandemic (Slate)

Marjan Kamali on visiting the homes of her readers (Lit Hub)

Last week:

I read:

The Right Swipe – Alisha Rai
Empty Hearts – Julie Zeh
The Threads of the Heart – Carole Martinez

I posted:

Library Loot (March 11 to 17)

Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller



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


One Comment

  1. That cake looks amazing. We’ve made an olive oil cake but not a chocolate one before.
    My son’s spring break is this week and we were having a Staycation anyway. But they just texted today that school will be out until March 31 at least. It’s all so crazy and changes all the time. All the best to you and your family!


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