Weekend reads and six months old...

Little Reader/Unabridged Baby turned six months earlier this week.

Six months!

I can't believe it.

What can I say about the experience that countless others haven't already said? It's been amazing. And so trying. Daunting. Beautiful.

He monopolizes my every thought, although I'm not sure that's a good thing always -- as I've mentioned a little in previous updates, I think I've got a touch of post-partum depression as I'm tending toward more worrying than normal.

However, I've gotten back into my knitting, which I was just wild about while pregnant. It's an especially satisfying hobby at the moment as it relaxes me and provides something tangible and useful at the end. As we're cloth diapering, I'm mostly making piles of soakers, longies, and other wool coverings (my most recent endeavor: wool shorts!).

I'm still reading, although very slowly as I still can't bring myself to stay up at night to read. So I read on my commute and when I can while pumping. I miss it, glutting myself on books, but I keep telling myself I'll back to that soon enough. When the baby stops keeping me up all the time!

My weekend read is finishing up Donna Thorland's super fun Mistress Firebrand. I started it in February but got woefully behind on reading once I went back to work.

I'm late on reviewing this one, as usual; I've gotten so bad at reviewing anywhere close to on time that I've stopped joining blog tours at the moment, which I have mixed feelings about!

What are you reading this weekend?

Comments

  1. I'm still trying to finish up a research title, 1877: America's Year of Living Violently by Michael A. Bellesiles, which is excellent but densely written like most history texts. Having recently had surgery I'm lacking in energy and tend to fall asleep when reading, a problem with which I'm sure you'll sympathize!

    Sandra Byrd's Mist of Midnight, the winner of my three choices for my IRL book club, sits tantalizingly on my desk. But I'm committed to getting 1877 done first.

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    1. Jane, you're powering through your recovery -- I am so impressed! can't wait to see what you think of Byrd -- really jealous. I loved the one novel of hers I've read so far and my dying to get my hands on Mist of Midnight.

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  2. He's a doll. Enjoy every minute! I remember when my son was that age and now he is about to be 17. How. Did. That. Happen?

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    1. I know! I swear he was just born yesterday, and now he's cutting teeth and trying to stand up on his own.

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  3. Big boy and such a sweetie!

    I'm reading The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker and LOVING it, and also a YA novel, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, which has terrific voice. I noticed you're reading Paula McLain's latest. How is that?

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    1. Heather, The Golem & the Jinni is just marvelous, isn't it?? Loved that one. Haven't read any Rowell yet, but everyone raves.

      So far, am enjoying McLain but have just started -- am, like, two pages in. I like what I've read, though!

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  4. What a cutie! And so funny that they always go for their feet! (oh the good old days when we could reach - LOL)

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    1. I know -- I love the feet focus -- so so sooooooooooooo adorable.

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  5. Little Reader is adorable... hard to believe it's been six months!

    I'm reading Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler this weekend and it's off to a strong start.

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  6. Oh, that sweet babyhood! He's so cute! I know people always say it goes by so fast- but boy, does it ever. Enjoy him!

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  7. He's adorable!!! Enjoy this special time. It feels like time goes so slowly and so fast. I can't believe my little one (and enthusiastic reader, I might add) is already ten!

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  8. What a cutie pie - I can see why he is all you think about.

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  9. Audra, I've took a two year blogging break and such good news to come back to. Congrats on your little guy, he's adorable! It's all an adjustment to balance out the hormones, sleep and life! Mine is now almost 17..time flies! I've gotten back to knitting although I'm a new knitter and still learning.

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