Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Books in My Life

Hey! Yep, it's me. I'm here, somewhat well rested and already dreading the return to work (May 24th). And I actually have something bookish to say today which is very out of the ordinary as of late. Where to begin?

Since I've been on maternity leave I've done almost absolutely no reading, which is no surprise to anyone with a little one in the house. I have managed to sneak a few moments, though. First, I stayed up all night a few nights ago helping Chuck with a research paper for his online English class. When I say all night, I mean alllll night. Ironically, that was the first night Greyson slept through the entire night and we figured out a magical baby trick to get him to do so. 

While Chuck was writing his brilliant paper, I read through an entire issue of the New York Times Book Review. It was a whopping 104 pages on my Nook, and it was by far the most I've read at a sitting in about...oh, four weeks (note: Greyson is four weeks old today).

While I haven't been reading much, that's not to say I haven't been adding to my stacks. Right before I delivered, Chuck and I went to a local rummage sale and I found the following yummy goodies:



Then I got some more yummy goodies in the mail:


So even though it's slow going, I have some great finds waiting for me. The only up side of going back to work--aside from that whole "making a living" thing--is the additional time to read. When office hours are slow or I have a lunch break, you can bet I'll be face-down in a book.

I also snatched a few minutes to read in the doctor's office waiting room yesterday. I have about 100 pages of Sarah Addison Allen's The Girl Who Chased the Moon left, and I'm enjoying this one just as much as Addison's previous books. I'll report back on that one soon.

I hope you're all having a wonderful, relaxing Saturday. I'm off to finish up some grading for an online class before I head back downstairs for additional reading and some family movie watching. And Greyson snuggling, too, but that's a given.

What have you read lately? Since I've been totally out of the bloggy loop, I could always use some recs.

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