Monday, January 24, 2022

This Week...

I'm reading...

Recently I was thinking about my reading. In particular, I was thinking about the fact that my aim for this year is to read just over a book a week. How am I tracking against that target? Well, up until Sunday night I had read one page this week. I'd say it is going well then right?

I did, however, start another audiobook today, despite already only being halfway through the one I was already listening to. I started listening to Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi, translated by Geoffrey Tousselot. I started it because it has a really fun premise and because the whole audiobook only takes just over six hours to listen to. The book is actually divided into 4 parts, so I was able to listen to one of the stories whilst working.

The premise is that there is a cafe in Tokyo where you can time travel to the past, but there are very specific rules. You have to sit in a specific chair, you can only see people who come into the cafe and you have to come back to present before the coffee gets cold! 

I am looking forward to listening to more tomorrow!


I'm watching....

If I am not reading then I must be watching, right? Well...not really. The only thing we really watched was a couple of episodes of Bobba Fett, and then we started watching season 3 of After Life.

Don't ask me what we have actually been doing!


It's been hot here this weekend, perfect weather for spending some time floating around in the pool, and for spending inside in air conditioned comfort.

We did head into the city yesterday and went to Van Gogh Alive, an interactive exhibition devoted to the art of Vincent Van Gogh. 

This is my lovely husband making a joke about chopping off his ear!

Posts from the week

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Recent Additions to my TBR

I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. That exhibition looks fabulous

    Wishing you a great reading week

  2. Great exhibition!

    I like the look of Before the Coffee Gets Cold.

    Have a great week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. Some weeks are like that. The Van Gogh exhibition looks amazing. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I read Before the Coffee Gets Cold last year for the Japanese Literature Challenge. I have a copy of the sequel that I keep meaning to read this year.

    1. The fact that you are going to read the sequel is a good sign Deb!

  5. Ohh I have been wanting to go to Van Gogh live but have yet to get to any place it is. I love his work and think it would be such a great experience.

    Here is my post for the day:

    1. I hope you get to see it at some point Tee!

  6. I'm envious of your Van Gogh experience and floating in a pool!

  7. Sounds like a fun week! I hope you are able to fine more time to read this week :)

    1. Not so far Cindy, but we have a day off tomorrow so hopefully I will make some time

  8. I really want to read Before the Coffee Gets Cold. I am glad you are enjoying the audio. I've heard such good things about the book. The Van Gogh Alive interactive exhibit sounds (and looks from your photos) amazing, Marg. I am so glad you got to experience that. I hope you have a great week!

  9. A friend of mine really enjoyed Before the Coffee Gets Cold and I have it on my TBR. Given what you've said, I may try it on audio.

    Have a great week! Melinda @ A Web of Stories

    1. It's only a 6 hour audiobooks and it breaks easily into chunks!



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