Apr 18, 2012

What Are You Reading? Wednesday

The seasons are changing, it's starting to get hot and humid.

This means our appetites are changing too. No more heavy stews and one-pot dishes. I am poring over Elizabeth Andoh's Washoku (JP, US) looking for more seasonal recipes. Every time I read this I find a new technique. It's almost like an autobiography too, she includes a lot of anecdotes of her life as a rural foreign wife before we were everywhere.

My daughter got her first magazine from kindergarten and she is so excited. Now I know why so many moms do those elaborate bento lunches, these magazines show them to kids like they are normal. Why oh why?!

My son got a postcard, the first postcard he's ever received in English, from a member of Ms. Mac's class. Tiana wrote him a poem for the poem postcard project, all the way from the USA! He was so thrilled, he sounded it all out himself and would not give it up so I could stick it on the fridge. It's in his hand while he's asleep. :) Way to make his week, Ms. Mac, thank you!

What are you reading this week?


  1. Trying to finish up 1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke. It's a rather humorous take on the relationship between England and France. I've been reading it for about a year, a few pages at a time, but I'm probably down to the last ten pages. I've been enjoying it, but I can't read a lot of it at once as my brain might explode!

    I finished the Dawn French novel this weekend and loved it. Apparently she's at work on her second novel now. I'll keep an eye out for it.

  2. I'm just trying to catch up on some blogs! Your little boy falling asleep with his postcard - so cute!!

  3. What a cute story of your son sleeping with his postcard! Lately the only books I read are to my six year old. I need to get into a good book for myself to enjoy as well.


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