Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Twitterature :: June/July 2014

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 Kawash

It'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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  1. Oooh, adding that Candy book to my list. (And yes, I'm judging a book by its cover here.)

    1. Confession: that's EXACTLY why it came home with me!

  2. haha - i should make a list of the longest running "how have i not read this yet" books that have been on my TBR list FOREVER. oh well. i just read what i want to read when i want to read it :)


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