It’s Monday (February 22, 2021)


While most of the country was under some crazy weather (hope you are ok where you are!), California was in its usual winter climate, except it’s once again a very dry winter, and it doesn’t look like we will be getting any rain this week either. 

We didn’t do much this week. Tennis class, band class (virtual), piano class (also virtual). 


We went to a new-to-us park as well as a little Japanese pop-up store/takeout









I finally watched The Queen’s Gambit! I don’t play chess and that’s probably why it didn’t interest me, but when I watched the first episode, I was hooked!

I’m curious about the book now, partly because I read this New Yorker article. 


Eating and drinking:

Had some Nian Gao dipped in egg and panfried for breakfast. The Lunar New Year celebrations last for 15 days and so the 15th day is the 26th. So hey, Nian Gao for breakfast still works!


Last week:

I read:


Lumberjanes Vol 16 – Shannon Watters

The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste

The Heart of the Beast – Dean Motter, Judith Dupre

I posted:

Judith by Noel Streatfeild

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Library Loot (February 17 to 23)

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


  1. I am struggling to get through the beginning of Queen’s Gambit because I do play chess and the way it is portrayed doesn’t make a lot of sense, it would be like a child only being taught how to serve and then turning up and beating experienced and properly coached club players. Reading the article, the book sounds more sympathetic with the series being more appearance based. It also brought back to me how wrong it felt watching a pretty Marianne in Normal People, but I bet the series wouldn’t have been so popular with a plain Marianne.


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