Saturday, August 1, 2015


So the last time I was at home with a newborn and figuring out the whole breastfeeding thing (read: hours and hours of being confined to a chair to nurse around the clock ) I watched a lot of Netflix shows, which was great, but this time around I really wanted to get some reading done, and so far, I'm happy to report that it's happening ! I'm actually getting to read, thanks to the combination of the Kindle App and the Overdrive App on my phone - I keep kicking myself for not having used the Overdrive App earlier... it allows you to sign in with your local library card and then you can check out electronic versions of the book, which you can download directly on to your kindle or phone. I still like reading paper versions better, but it can be cumbersome to hold a book in one hand while trying to nurse with the other, and besides, reading on my phone allows me to read when it's dark.

These are the books i read in the past few weeks after baby:

The Girl On the Train, by Paula Hawkins

I started this on a whim and then couldn't put it down. It took me about a day's worth of nursing sessions to get through this because it's an easy read, moves fast and the anticipation of finding out the answer to the mystery holds you captive.

A Meal with Jesus, by Tim Chester

A friend loaned me this book a while ago and I finally got around to reading it and really loved it. It delved deeper into many of the beliefs i hold about how my faith intersects/interacts with things like hospitality, parties, and eating together.

Tenth of December: Stories, by George Saunders 

The way George Saunders writes and crafts his stories is fascinating to me. I particularly appreciate his most recent collection; his tone and style is of some sort of futuristic fairy tale that he pulls off seamlessly.

White Noise, by Don Delillo 

I read this once before during college, so this is a re-read but it felt like I was reading it for the first time. I kept stopping to marvel at how much he is able to get in without it seeming superfluous and the way he is able to describe the contemporary American condition in a wry and darkly humorous that is both critical and nearly sympathetic.

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