Thursday, April 24, 2014

Awesome and Awkward Thursday


Awkward:
-Tai introduced me to a new game, Hearthstone. I want to play all the time. Very addictive.
-Also on the list of things I want to do all the time: Watch House of Cards. I'm hoping we can finish season one this weekend. 


Awesome:
-Today's my Friday! Yay for 3 day weekends!
-Dewey's 24 hour read a thon is Saturday. I'm going to read all the books!

What's been awesome and awkward for you this week?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.


No Loot! Shocking but I actually have no loot to share today. Those last couple of books I requested for the read a thon did not show up. Oh well.

I can't wait to see what you got though.

Claire's got the linky this week.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday- Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"Even now, Cress used those hours to crawl beneath her bed and nap or read or write sings in her head or work out complicated coding. She still did not like to look at the cities of Luna; she harbored a secret paranoia that if she could see the Lunars, surely they could look up beyond their artificial skies and see her."
pg 4 Cress by Marissa Meyer

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Read a Thon Loot-Novellas, Books, and Audiobooks

While I love having a huge pile of graphic novels to read during the read a thon, I know that sometimes I need a break from the graphic novels. So I have also been stockpiling novellas, shorter books, and audiobooks. So let's see what I have in that pile.

I see myself diving into this early in the day. I'm so excited for The One to come out in May!

I might save this one til later in the day. I know once I start it I won't want to put it down.

I recently finished Infinite but I'd love an excuse to visit Ana's world once again.

Young Adult romance? Always a good thing.

I have this one on audiobook. I've got about an hour or so left. 

What about you? What does your stack of books look like for the read a thon?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

What To Eat This Week

Another week of delicious meals.

We did very good this week. We ate at home everyday but one. We ate all the food I bought last week. I'm excited to have an empty fridge and freezer!

Breakfasts: Tai's still got plenty of cereal. I'm still enjoying yogurt, waffles topped with peanut butter, and fruit.


Dinners:

Monday: Tacos with guacamole

Tuesday: Swimming Rama with rice

Wednesday: Juicy Lucy with sweet potato fries

Thursday: Spicy Cobb Salad


Saturday: Crockpot Sour Cream and Bacon Chicken with roasted broccoli


What's on your menu this week?

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Read a Thon Loot-The Graphic Novels

I've been stockpiling graphic novels for the last month. I want lots to choose from on April 26. So what have I gathered?









What about you? Are there graphic novels in your read a thon pile?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Library Loot

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and me that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

Every since finishing My Life Next Door, I have been anxiously awaiting Fitzpatrick's next book. So excited to start this one.

What did you get this week? Share your post below!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


"I am not a wizard, but I play one every Thursday night. To be nerdy about it-and trust me, there is no other way to approach this-I am a divine spell caster, a lawful neutral twelfth-level cleric. In the world of Dungeons & Dragons, that makes me a pretty major badass."
pg 4 Of Dice and Men by David Ewalt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Favorite Restaurants-The Eastside Edition

I've been meaning to write up a list of our favorite restaurants so here we go. I'll do a Seattle one later but this is just the Eastside (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, etc)

Seastar (website, yelp)-hands down our favorite seafood place. The food is always excellent. We usually get the Seastar Iced Shellshock Bowl. It has all our favorites including oysters and crab. Tai will always get the scallops if they are on the menu.

Ginza (website, yelp)-a great Japanese restaurant. They have some great sushi but I love their cooked food best. A lot of their dishes are seasonal so I usually get whatever the special is. The parking sucks. I recommend parking on Main or closer to Bellevue Square and walking.

Din Tai Fung (website, yelp)-Our usually place for Chinese. It's dum sum without the carts. I love their spareribs. Tai loves their spicy dumplings. We both love their cucumbers. Peak times have long lines. We usually go at off times.

Szechuan Chef (websiteyelp)-Our other go to Chinese restaurant. I love their hand shaven chow mein noodles.

Kukai Ramen (website, yelp)-Tai and I were over the moon when a ramen place opened up near us. We like Kukai's traditional broth. I like the tonkotsu shoyu ramen and Tai likes the yuza shio ramen.

Noppakao Thai-(website, yelp)-Jeff took us to this Thai restaurant a few years ago. Tai and I have gone back multiple times. The food is so fresh and delicious.

Naan-N-Curry (website, yelp)- Tai's favorite Indian restaurant. He loves their Chicken Tikka Masala.

Mayuri Indian Cusine (website, yelp)-My favorite Chicken Tikka Masala. I can eat the sauce with naan for days.

Saigon City (yelp)-Kind of unfair since I know the family that owns Saigon but my favorite pho ever. I love their vermicelli bowls in the summer.

This isn't a comprehensive list. I'm sure I'll add more as time goes on. And I'll do a Seattle list soon too.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

What To Eat This Week

What yummy meals will we eat this week?

Last week I was about to give myself a pat on the back. On Tuesday, I was following the plan perfectly. Then I got sick on Wednesday and dinner plans went out the window. I got back on track Thursday so it wasn't all bad. Besides, I expect to usually miss one day a week. The problem starts when I miss more than 2 or 3 days. 

Breakfasts: Tai's still enjoying his cereals. I'll be taking yogurt, a banana, and waffles topped with peanut butter. 


Dinners:

Monday: Hamburger Soup 


Wednesday: Chicken Cordon Bacon with sautéed green beans


Friday: Orange Chicken with roasted broccoli

Saturday: Going over to a friend's house for dinner but thinking about bringing these pork ginger gyoza.

Sunday: Tom Ka Gai

What's on your menu this week?