Midnight madness


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:




    1. Thanks Claire! I guess I was itching to have some semblance of life returning to normal… well normal-ish… and part of that was reading and blogging!


  1. I’m so envious of your ability to read ANYTHING with a newborn in the house. When Greyson was born, I just felt like a zombie. I’m glad the PaperWhite is working well for you. And I love Mad Men and foodie docs. Good stuff!


    1. I think having my parents stay with us is helping a lot. My dad entertains big brother while mum does all the cooking and helping with the baby. So I’ve been doing a lot of resting and napping.

      Oh and I started watching the Beekman Boys! Great show!


  2. Oh goodness, they look so sweet together!
    We are about to join you any day now in newborn land. It’s really encouraging to see you still finding time to read and blog. I’m glad books are helping you through those tough late night feedings!


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