Hi everyone! Happy Sunday!
I’ve been wanting to do a kind of weekly round-up type post for a while but it took me a while to figure out how I wanted to do it. A few weeks ago I came up with the idea of talking about my week via the photos I share on Instagram (one of my favourite social media platforms), so I’ve decided to give it a shot (heh heh)! For the sake of this project, my weeks will start on Monday and end on Sunday.
I didn’t post too much on Instagram this week, but the things I did post make me so happy. The photo above was taken on my way to see Kazuo Ishiguro (!) at the Toronto Public Library. The sun’s rays were hitting my book in such a perfect way; it seems like spring has finally sprung! As a Vancouverite-turned-Torontonian, I can’t tell you how relieving it is to see the end of winter. It’s such a brutal season on the East coast!
This week's #Friday set up is #EverythingEverything. 😉 Thank you @randomhouseca @reederreads! ❤️ (This cover is perfect for the #firstdayofspring, don't you think?) #bookstagram #ya #yalit #nicolayoon #ireadya #starbucks #chaitealatte #laboulange #tgif #weekend #toronto #lovetoronto #igtoronto #everythingeverythingbook #bookishstarbucks #spring @nicolayoon
I came home to some amazing bookmail this week. The ladies at Random House Canada were raving about Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon at their Blogger’s Conference last month and I was thrilled to see it in my mailbox (thank you!). I read it in a few sittings and loved it. It’s a young adult novel about a girl who is allergic to the outside (she hasn’t left the house in 17 years) who falls in love with the boy next door. She finds it harder and harder to be content with her sterile world but knows that leaving the house is probably going to kill her. This was a fast read for me (I couldn’t put it down) and I loved that 1. it features a protagonist who is half African half Asian (yay diversity) and 2. that the illustrations throughout the book were done by Nicola Yoon’s husband, David Yoon. I love the idea of a husband-wife collaboration so much!
Tonight I spent a great day leafing through Curtis Stone’s Good Food, Good Life cookbook, going to the market to get fresh ingredients, and playing around in my kitchen. This cookbook is a bit intermediate for a cooking amateur like me, but I was able to successfully make his Spaghettini with Lemon and Ricotta as well as the Quick-Braised Spring Vegetables. My photo doesn’t do them justice; they were delicious! I’m glad that I have this cookbook because I think it’s going to push me to be a bit more adventurous in the kitchen; I’m prone to recycling the same dishes again and again.
That’s it for my week on Instagram! I can’t wait to share more next week. Did you have a good week/weekend? What are you reading now?