Sunday, November 13, 2011

Reading list

Because nobody seems to be making commentary on my "currently reading" sidebar, I went ahead and made a whole big booklist:

http://doccartoon.blogspot.com/p/reading-list.html

I guess I've been reading a lot lately. People always say they have no time to read when they have a baby, but I find the opposite is true. Usually when I'm holding the baby, I've got a book in my other hand, because really, how many hours in a row can you gaze lovingly at that cute little sleeping face?

11 comments:

  1. Gaze as often for as long as you can because... 19 years later all you have are those gentle memories. Time really does fly...

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  2. I liked your review of animal husbandry; I think you should write more reviews...they're rather entertaining / honest. Honestly entertaining?

    As for your reviews in general, check out http://www.goodreads.com
    You might be able to do book exchanges to get free books (minus shipping costs). Then again, you are a full-fledged, positive-income attending...not a poor med student like me. :(

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  3. A Doc 2 Be: I get your point. I do cherish these times, which is why I have a baby asleep on me like 90% of the time. But if a woman told me she spent two hours staring at her baby, I'd think she was a little weird.

    Vamsi: These days, I'm buying most of my books used on Amazon then give them away or donate them when I'm done. I often get books for $3-5 and I get free 2-day shipping, so it's definitely not worth it to me to have to schlep to the postoffice or library.

    Also, I could probably only write entertaining reviews of books I really hate.

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  4. I looked at your reading list and LOVE that I've read (and would similarly rate) so many of the books you have!

    I'm a huge Marian Keyes fan and "Rachel's Holiday" is probably my favorite tied with "Last Chance Saloon". If you like other books of that genre, try Cathy Kelly.

    Also I love the Sophie Kinsella books!

    Another amazing series that I would recommend is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. They are awesome if you like historical fiction.

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  5. I see that, outside of Janet Evanovich, we have little in common when it comes to reading. You have taste, and I don't. :)

    If "Busy Woman Seeks Wife" had been a lesbian story, I could have gone for it, though...

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  6. Kasiunut: OK, you're on the hook b/c I just ordered Last Chance Saloon. I'm not a big fan of historical fiction though.

    Sarah: Not a lesbian story, just terrible.

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  7. I'm the Liz who recommended "The Gargoyle" a while ago and I am amazed at what similar taste we have. Though I would have given "Time Traveler's Wife" 6 stars if I could, it is one of my very favorites. I'll have to check out some of the ones I haven't read!

    Lately I have been reading (and rereading) some of the Phillipa Gregory books (Other Boleyn Girl author), especially her Cousin's War series, love these. Stay away from her non-historical books though, they are pure silly smut novels.

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  8. Liz: I liked TTTW a lot, but it did make me really sad at the end, and I have to say, that interrupted my enjoyment of the book.

    I thought The Gargoyle was fantastic, although it didn't work out too well in my book club. Everyone else hated it.

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  9. If you like all of those authors, you will love Carole Matthews - I highly recommend her; by far my favourite chick-lit author. She has written a few duds, but most of her books are hilarious and very well-written. My favourites are The Sweetest Taboo, A Minor Indiscretion, You Drive Me Crazy and A Compromising Position.

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  10. The baby makes a good book rest while reading, especially while nursing, and they will not remember later.

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  11. Does that mean you've recently had a baby? If so - congrats! :-)

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