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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

I’m linking up with It’s Monday! What are you reading? hosted by Kathryn of The Book Date later on today. Kathryn took over this weekly, Monday meme from Shelia of Book Journey who had taken it over from J Kayne Book Blog. This meme is not just about adult books either. If you read picture and chapter books, juvenile fiction, or even YA, they count as well. Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee of Unleashing Readers give this Monday, book post link up a kid-focus.

The Dillio

Good afternoon. I’ve had a busy day. When I was dropping off the teenager, she remembered she had a dental appointment later on in the morning; doh! I had use the dashboard as a clipboard to write a note for the attendance office. Afterwards, the tween and I were back on Safety Patrol in the big loop. I ran by Whole Foods to pick up ingredients for dinner tonight, came home for about 40 minutes, and then went back out to get the teen for her appointment. Once my child was back at school, I walked a program and then ran on the treadmill while blasting Linkin Park. Then I went out to pick up tonight’s dessert before pick ups.

How was your weekend? The tween spent Friday night at our neighbor’s house whose daughter is in the same grade as her. The teen and I hung out and watched Legally Blonde 2.

Saturday, the rest of us got to then go over to our neighbor’s house in the afternoon for homemade cookin: pho, japchae, fried chicken, and a Vietnamese tapioca dessert. Afterwards, the girls and I binged on more of Glee.

Today is the husband and I’s twelfth anniversary. Because it’s a Monday, on Sunday, our crew saw Captain Marvel and drove up to the upper, east bay to have brunch:

  • Tween: Cinnamon French Toast
  • Teen: Berry Cakes
  • Husband: William’s Pot (bacon, eggs, sour cream, & spinach)
  • Me: Mediterranean Omelette
  • the table decor

I really liked my dish because the scrambled eggs were fluffy and nothing was greasy in the entree. It was the best omelette I’ve ever had. My husband was impressed at how our girls devoured their orders.

For the rest of the day, we, dames, finished up the last of Glee. Boy it felt like a marathon and an epic finish. I felt the same way after reading The Mortal Instruments series; have you read those books? Do any of you watch the TV series? I’m curious about them.

“I’m old-fashioned and think that reading books is the most glorious pastime that humankind has yet devised.”
― Wislawa Szymborska, Nonrequired Reading

Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti (Magical Baking Mystery #2) by Bailey Cates was an available audiobook I chose to check out because I wanted to knit and listen to a cozy mystery. Do you ever feel cozy mysteries should have its own label? I do because then they’d be easier to find in the library’s database.

I hardly remember book one which was listened to back in February 2017; I messaged the recent reader of it on Goodreads to refresh my memory; I have yet to hear back from her.

I really liked this one which surprised me a bit since I faintly recall how I wasn’t blown away by the first book. The story moved. The book’s all about the magic and the murder. I felt there was an expansion of its world of magic by delving into new aspects of that world and by bringing in different types of magic. Some characters in this installment were a surprise and I did figure out who was the murderer where one particular sentence rang a bell in my mind.

I had issue with a few bits:

  1. I don’t know how biscotti got into the title of this book as I only recall it being mentioned once,
  2. I wish there was more baking content, and
  3. The love triangle is kind of believable but also kind of annoying too.

Okie doke. I am off to wash some spuds for tonight’s dinner. I’m making baked potatoes and asparagus along with pan-fried pork chops that my honey loves. I’ll post our dessert in the next post. What is a special meal you cook for that beloved person in your life?

Thank you for droppin by. Enjoy the rest of your Monday. Happy reading to you. TTYS.

19 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are you reading?”

  1. Congrats on the anniversary and all of those choices of meal look totally appetising. Knitting and listening to a cozy sounds perfect. I saw a quilting cozy on NetGalley but managed not to click as I don’t need any more books just now!!


    1. Thank you for the anniversary cheer. I’ve always liked brunch and can eat it at any time. Yeah, I really enjoy listening to a cozy and knitting at the same time. I haven’t been impressed with regular mysteries so I’ve stuck to cozies. I would like to read a quilting cozy; I hope the one you saw has solid, quilting content in it.

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  2. I love the Shadowhunters On tv…it’s a little cheesy but it’s so good!

    That was one busy day!

    Now I am hungry for baked potatoes and some kind of chop.


    1. Good to know about The Shadowhunters. I don’t get it free but may check out the first episode. I do love spuds; it’s one carb I never tire of.


    1. Thank you for the anniversary cheer. ^__^ Sorry, no pavlova; I don’t think my kids and husband would like that meringue bass. Gonna send you an email full of cuteness.


  3. I continue to “read” Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children….and by “read” I mean “listen to the audiobook because of who I am as a person.”

    So, I’ve got that going. I think I’m supposed to start another one soon. Something about Practical Magic but the one before that….we’ll read Practical Magic later, I think….


    1. I’ve heard about that book and think it’s has a Neil Gaiman vibe? My tween watched it at our neighbor’s house and found it scarier than Harry Potter.


  4. I’m late but Happy Anniversary!! I feel like this week and last week I was flying by the seat of my pants. I’m trying to be more mindful of my schedule and activities. I’m reading the same stuff – Maybe I’m a slow reader.


    1. Thank you! I think I always fly by the seat of my pants. The only scheduled stuff I do are appointments, first in the morning workouts, and Costco runs.


    1. Yep, sometimes the kids need last minute appointments and that’s extra work or my tween tends to tell me last minute she needs something for a project so I have to run out to find it like today, I ran to Joann before getting the teenager from school to hunt down 3-D, London stickers for her tri-fold project on the UK.


  5. Happy anniversary! And your brunches all looked amazing. I do love omelette so I’m glad yours was such a good one. 🙂 I read all the Shadowhunter books up until a few years ago but then I’ve come to a grinding halt and need to read The Dark Artifices still which starts with Lady Midnight. My favorite series so far was The Infernal Devices. I did try to watch both the TV series and the movie but didn’t like either of them. Oops.


    1. The Shadowhunter books was such an epic series for me. There was such a journey and love the whole blades thing. I didn’t like Lady Midnight and didn’t become attached to the new couple in the spotlight. I want to read the Clockwork Prince series though.


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