Friday, December 19, 2014

Weekend reads and getting back to reading...

Even though we moved three months ago, we just unpacked Little Reader's bookshelf last weekend. (Just in time for his grandmother's visit this weekend!)  We're mostly just reading Hello, Bugs to Little Reader right now -- but he really does seem to like the images!

Unbelievably, I read a whole book last week! It was fabulous, too -- Megan Mayhew Bergman's short story collection Almost Famous Women.  (Review to come in January when it releases.) But I managed to get reading in while nursing or pumping, and I'm glad to be back in the reading groove.

My read for this weekend (and beyond) is How To Be A Heroine: Or, what I’ve learned from reading too much by Samantha Ellis. It's very readable for non-fiction, a mix of memoir and personal essay about some favorite, beloved, and well-known heroines from Western lit. It makes me want to revisit (or read for the first time) every book she mentions! (But that's a wish for later -- I'm not that bold to attempt a major reading project with an infant!)

What are you reading this weekend? And for those who celebrate, Happy Hanukkah and/or Merry Christmas!


  1. It's hard to read when you've got a little one in the house but, you know what, your books aren't going anywhere. I'm reading The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar. I'm loving it but it's taking me a while because things are so busy.

  2. Yay for finishing a book! Glad to hear you're doing well. I'm getting ready to start Eric Smith's Inked and gathering up all the reads I'll be taking on our Christmas trip to see my husband's family in New York. Can't wait for some quiet time to read . . . pregnancy brain has zapped my energy since September, and I'm looking forward to this chance to unwind and focus! Happy, happy holidays :)

  3. How to be a Heroine sounds so interesting! I'm glad you're getting your reading mojo back - it's a good feeling when you start to be able to do something just for you again :)