Ah so that’s life with a newborn. I had nearly forgotten.
The feeds every two hours (or less!!), the struggle to emerge from sleep in the early hours, the initial pains of breastfeeding, the many diaper changes, the tiredness, the tiredness, the tiredness.
But unlike two years ago, I now have a new midnight fees companion – my kindle paperwhite! And it’s been such a good friend, letting me make my way through e-books of all kinds. Ok so my other best friend is my iPhone on which I watch Netflix – I’ve been watching Mad Men and foodie documentaries – cos sometimes the only thing that helps prevent those eyelids from closing is a good TV show.
But here’s what I’ve read recently:
Musicophilia – Oliver Sacks
Another fascinating read from Sacks. Parts of which were a little too much for a sleep-addled brain. Lighter fare next time!
Travels with Charley in search of America – John Steinbeck
Loved this travelogue. The last time I read Steinbeck was too long ago and I’m looking forward to reading more now.
Swamplandia! – Karen Russell
Weird and so wonderful. Reminded me of Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.
The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
A fun enough read but I’m not sure that I’ll continue with this series.
And I’m currently reading:
Fear of flying – Erica Jong
Prince of tides – Pat Conroy
And here’s the reason why I was in bed before 9 and up again at 11 (and also why there aren’t nice images of book covers on this post) with proud (or unsure of what to make of him) big brother: