Tuesday, August 19, 2008

more waiting, more reading

Tanzey dropped off a new ARC for me, and I read it all last night. Unravel Me. It's the sequel to How to Knit a Wild Bikini by Christie Ridgway -- this one follows the third sister, Juliet. It's a good setup because now there have been two books were we didn't quite get the first sister's story and from the sample chapter at the back of book two, it looks like Cassandra's story will finally be told in the third book. I'll review it for freshfiction.com. 304 pages.

The Education of Mrs. Brimley - not to give it all away, but the moral of the story is - don't pretend to be aa sexually experienced widow if you are going to become a sex-ed teacher. 325 pages

I had high hopes for a new paperback romance called Lord Scandal, but I'm returning it to the library because around page 40 everyone in the book has started complaining about pregnancy. Here is the last sentence I read before I closed the book "It's no wonder the polite world refers to pregnancies as confinements. God knows that's how it feels sometimes."
Somehow, since I am at work again this morning and 5 days past my due date, this just struck me the wrong way.... I read the first 40 pages....

Thursday, August 14, 2008

9 months and counting

So, today is my "due date" -- a completely meaningless date in my opinion, but whatever. To cheer myself up about still being hugely pregnant, I've been reading my way through a stack of paperback romances. Here is a brief summary of recent reads:

(lots of pregnancy and baby first year books, re-reading chapters on labor and delivery, hospital stays, and the baby's first month in each book.)

Ripped at the Seams bu Nancy Krulik 326 pages (too much plot on the back cover ruined it)
She's Got the Beat by Nancy Krulik 303 pages (decent read)
Summer in the City by Elizabeth Chandler 358 pages (one of the best teen romances I've read lately.)

I also read O Pioneers for book group last Monday and really enjoyed it. 210 pages.