I was up way too late last night finishing up Breed by Chase Novak, which I started Saturday morning while waiting on my plane to arrive. I decided that it was a GOOD idea to read a horror story about a new infertility procedure going terribly wrong while 10 weeks pregnant after IVF. The Professor nearly lost it when I told him what I was reading but I was actually ok with it since the general plot line is so far out there it just could not happen. I assure you ladies, the injectable fertility drugs that were originally made from the urine of menopausal nuns and are now synthesized in a lab will not turn you into a monster that craves small animals and humans. Promise. 🙂
In the world of pop fiction I’d give this book a solid 7 out of 10 – it kept me turning pages (or clicking my Kindle button) and left me satisfied at the end. I’m a really critical reader and found the writing to be acceptable (not award-winning but far better than 50 Shades of Terrible) and the plot line to only have a few big holes leaving me asking “Hey! How did that character end up here?” Several times I found myself on the edge of my airplane seat, suspiciously eyeing the stranger seated on my left. I’d say the end is a little lack-luster, but did an ok job of tying up the story and not leaving you all “What the hell now?” All in all, a good adrenaline producing read that, if you are comfortable with imaginary infertility horror scenarios, I would recommend as a great option for your holiday travel flights and layovers.
NPR reviewed the book a while back and posted an excerpt that you can check out here.
I really don’t have a ton to report right now. I’m still feeling shockingly good for being one day shy of 11 weeks pregnant, which of course makes me worry. The constant hunger, though, reminds me that things are most likely ok. Still, a little peace of mind would be really nice. The Professor and I have discussed buying a home doppler so we can check in on the Chicken from time to time. I was actually pretty against it until he said that he would really like the comfort of having an occasional listen.
I poked around online and was a little overwhelmed by the price variation between units. I saw dopplers for $600+ and then units for about $150. I also saw people selling used ones on e-Bay. Always a cheap-skate, I thought I’d check here first and see if any of my lovely readers who have made it to the other side have a used doppler to sell or lend? Does anyone have any advice as to which units to purchase and which to pass up? For the record: I’m NOT interested in spending $600 on one. 🙂 Remember, I’m cheap!
Sadly, this is all I’ve got right now. My mind is currently churning with non-IF related things (like holiday decorating, making Christmas cards and prepping for the Professor’s graduation party next weekend) so I think I’ll cut this one a little short. In the meantime, I hope you all have an excellent day and, if you are also stuck in an office, the hours pass swiftly, the coworkers are minimally annoying and the commute home is delightfully swift and traffic free! 🙂