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I was feeling better…

10/11/2011

Belle

…and then I logged into Facebook to read all the joyous Happy Birthday messages.

I’m such an idiot. Now Facebook chooses what you read first and do you know what was the FIRST thing on the top of my list?

A pregnancy announcement from an unwed girl woman I went to high school with.

“To everyone who is worried about me, I’m ok. Just pregnant…”

I’ve been glum all day and this just pushed me over the line. I think a new book is in order tonight  as the Red Tent is not sitting well with me. Literature with emphasis on fertility, infertility and midwifery is not for the infertile and unstable. Any suggestions, ladies? I need a wonderful escape from reality. Right now, I’m leaning towards rereading A Wrinkle in Time, that is if it is available on my Kindle.

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  1. October 11, 2011

    I LOVE to read. What type of books do you like?

  2. October 11, 2011

    I read everything! I am particularly in the mood for something fantasy-based. I want a delicious escape from our world. I want something I can fall asleep reading and then dream about all night long. Nothing too violent, or too heavy, though. I know, I know, can I be a little more picky?

  3. October 11, 2011

    Step away from The Red Tent!! Also stay far away from The Handmaid’s Tale! I’ve been hearing great stuff about that new book The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – it’s on the top of my list right now. Although you can’t go wrong with a Wrinkle in Time or any kid’s lit for pure simple escapism. I re-read all the books by Edward Eager when I was in post-miscarriage misery.

    Love the new blog design!

    • October 12, 2011

      Thanks on the blog design! I went with A Wrinkle In Time as I am feeling nostalgic. Thanks to all these great suggestions I have a HUGE reading list for when I’m done. Maybe we need a book club IF blog?

  4. October 11, 2011

    A Wrinkle in Time is awesome…
    Right now I am on The Distant Hours (like it so far!)
    I have a whole lot on my shelf so LMK if you want more suggestions!

  5. October 11, 2011

    OH! Have you read American Gods? I ate that book up. It was delicious. Also, the author Charles de Lint writes a lot of light-weight step-out-of-reality fantasy books (like real people who discovery a magical world somewhere near Toronto, yes pretty much every book he writes is near Toronto haha).

    • Sarah Lindenfeld #
      October 11, 2011

      And pretty much anything else by Neil Gaiman! What a twisted but wonderful imagination that man has!

  6. Sarah Lindenfeld #
    October 11, 2011

    You could try the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde (yes, two f’s). The first one is The Eyre Affair. It’s England in the present day, but the historical record is slightly different than in our reality. Additionally, literature and books hold a very prominent place in popular culture. If you enjoy words, books and history (and ideally have a little knowledge about each), I think you will enjoy this book.

  7. October 11, 2011

    I had no idea there were so many avid readers 🙂 Thank you all for the suggestions! Robin, I have heard of American Gods and have been meaning to read it. I think I’ll download this tonight! Thanks again, y’all!

    • Mo #
      October 11, 2011

      Hang on! American Gods may still weigh a bit heavy on you. Go for “Good Omens” – fantasy and funny.
      Or “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”

      • October 12, 2011

        Mo, I have been meaning to read The Hitchiker’s Guide for YEARS now. I am adding it to my Kindle list right now. Thanks for the reminder!

  8. Molly Arnott #
    October 11, 2011

    Oh man…. I know what its like. Last thursday my period started after we were sure i was pregnant…. chemical pregnancy. FML!!!!!!! So as you can imagine I spent 4 hours solid crying and and hating the world. My husband finally dragged me out of bed to watch a movie and try to distract myself. So I pull my laptop out while I’m watching the movie and the first thing on MY facebook page….. a high school friend of mine who got married right around the same time announcing she’s pregnant with TWINS!!! Are you freaking kidding me?!? She gets 2 and I can’t just have one???? She had some horrible little rhyme to go along with it, I was physically ill. I’m seriously considering giving up facebook for a while….. Sorry for the vent.

    As for book suggestions here’s a couple of my recent favorites:

    The Host by Stephanie Meyer (LOVED this, different than twilight but still and easy addictive read like twilight)

    The passage by Justin Cronin (love, action, and everything in between!)

    The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins ( I sort of assume everyones read these but if you haven’t, DO IT NOW! Seriously so good, also lots of love and thrilling action)

  9. Laura #
    October 11, 2011

    I loved the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and am currently half way through A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin, great fantasy book.

    • October 12, 2011

      I love getting Laura posts! I need a Nook so we can share books.

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