Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a monthly link-up for sharing casual, tweet-sized book reviews. But for a change of pace, here's what I have not been reading!
Yeah, I said it. I haven't finished a book since...May?
I'm still finding my sea legs as a work-at-home mom, then throw in packing for a major move and morning sickness (though it's been very mild, praise the Lord!) on top of returning everything to the library to avoid any last minute what-happened-to-that-book-I-should-have-returned-three-months-ago? fees, there simply aren't enough hours in a day.
More Work For Mother :: Ruth Schwartz Cowan
Fascinating look into who-does-what, who-did-what, who-does-more, and why of laundry, cooking, and so forth throughout history. Looking forward to finishing it someday!
The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care :: Sally Fallon Morell
I hardly cracked the cover of this. And, honestly, as much as I would love to finally get it together and have a perfect pregnancy with perfect nutrition...I'm very, very human. Baby, I hope you like gummy bears.
Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers :: Gordon Neufeld
It's been so long since I started (and returned to the library after two renewals) this gem that I forgot the title! Neufeld got to the heart of a lot of things I wondered about even as a kid; lots of good stuff to ponder regarding how our kids spend their time.
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure :: Samira KawashIt's amazing how something as small as candy can be such a great window through which to explore history. It's a shame I only made it to the early '70s. I fully intend to reconcile that after we get settled after the move, gummy bears mentioned previously not optional.
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin (Vintage) :: Jill Lepore
There were so many more poetic lines that I dog-earred in this book than I thought I would (namely, none). I hope to come across this book again, though as Jane Franklin's lot in life wasn't much to write home about, I probably won't go out of my way to make that happen. But other titles by Lepore? Bring 'em on.
So, that's what I haven't finished in the last two months. Although now I realize that I have two borrowed books that I didn't finish either. Hmm...I'd better return those to their owners before we move halfway across the country!
Also, I'm amending my ways: I am more than halfway through a delightful, old novel that's been sitting on my shelf for entirely too long. I'm going to finish a book this month, come hell or high water!
What have you been reading (or not) lately?
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