I Read A Book

Since I realized I haven’t read any books in months I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember the last real book I read.  I think I may have read one last summer while camping.  But I don’t have a clue what book I would have read.  Before that, I have no idea.

Anyway, I finally read a book!

After my post a few weeks ago, I saved multiple books to my amazon cart.  I decided to start with buying one, and only one.  I didn’t want to buy 10 books to put on a shelf and stare at for the next 3 years (as is my tendency).  So, that meant I had to narrow down my selection to one.  I will say, I much prefer book shopping in real-life.  I love picking up books, reading the backs, collecting them while I shop and then selecting from my picks before buying.  Amazon just isn’t the same experience, but it sure is convenient.  Anyways, I digress (as I do from time to time).

20170221-i-read-a-bookUltimately, I decided When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi would be my first book in an embarrassingly loooong time.  I am not going to provide a book review, because those exist all over the internet, but I will say it was a fantastic read.  Thank you for those who recommended it to me!  I read it over two evenings after Baby MPB went to bed.  I actually made a conscious choice to stop reading on night one because I knew I was hooked and I’d be willing to stay up way too late reading.  So, I saved half the book for the next night.  I will admit I made it through night one without any tears, but I did not make it through night two.  In fact, there was steady stream of tears as I finished the book.

It turns out it’s pretty easy to read a book after Baby MPB goes to bed.  Yes, I cannot watch TV as easily (or at all) nor can I play mindless games on my phone.  But, I feel so much more satisfied spending my spare hours reading.  So, maybe reading a second, third and fourth book will be in my future as long as I do it once Baby MPB is sleeping.  Curling up on the couch under a warm blanket to reading a good book with a glass of wine after the baby goes to bed, actually sounds like a lovely evening to me.

And more then anything, this book was the perfect book choice for me right now because it wet my pallet.  It reminded me why I’ve always loved books.  It re-awoke my passion for reading.

So, I guess that means I have to head to a book store to find my next book, so I can enjoy the full experience of book shopping.  I’m sure I’ll stop by the kids section first, but I am determined to spend some time looking for a book for me too.  I’m still eyeing Drunk Mom, but who knows what I’ll come up with when I wonder around the store.

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18 Comments on “I Read A Book

  1. I wrote something about what you were going through on my home page. 27% of people didn’t read a book last year, so you aren’t the only person who hasn’t read a book in a while.

    If you’re looking for a little bit of motivation to keep reading, please stop by my website.



  2. This book has been on my ‘must read’ list for awhile. I have requested it from my library (and missed it the first time it became available!!) and can’t wait for it to be my turn (again)! I’m so happy to hear you liked it. I heard it is wonderful! Right now the only books I have read are about sleep training and BLW! I did read girl on a train shortly after my little guy was born so if you haven’t read that yet, I’d certainly recommend it!

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  3. It has been a long time since I’ve read a non-pregnancy/baby/parenting book. I got JK Rowling’s screenplay for Christmas and I have been 2 chapters in since early January… I joined a parenting book club this month with some friends, so I will have a monthly reading quota and its not so much for pleasure. I do try to have a glass of wine and snuggle up on the couch while I read, though!
    As for book shopping, we make a fun outing out of it. We treat ourselves to Starbucks and wander through the whole book store looking at everything from kids books to blank journals. We don’t usually buy anything, but it is nice to pick up the books and read the backs ☺ You’ve got me wanting to go do this again soon. Maybe we can get Avery hooked on perusing kids books!

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    • We also make fun outing to the book store! But I never leave with books for me, just more books for Baby MPB! My theory is he can never have too many books. And, he already has sooo many books already, and we have his bookshelf at his height so he loves to pull them ALL off the shelf and then he sit and flips through them. Every night after bed time we put away book to let the adventure happen again the next day. It makes me so happy! 🙂
      I’m curious what you think of JK Rowlings screenplay, when you finish it. For some reason it hasn’t interested me.

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  4. I had a very similar experience “reading” this – I actually listened to the audiobook while driving when C was an infant. Highly recommend the audiobook as the readers are perfect. The author’s brother was my med school classmate as well.

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  5. This book is on my “to be read” list. I LOVE reading! I couldn’t do it much while pregnant or while on maternity leave — too tired and couldn’t focus — but I resumed again when my sons were 3 months old and have continued. 🙂

    I would much rather read in the evenings than watch TV or play on my phone. I set myself a goal to read 40 books this calendar year, and I am almost finished with book #8!

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  6. I’ve so been wanting to read for the exact same reasons and I finally just requested a few books from the library! Glad you enjoyed the book! Here’s to more reading!

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  7. Ahhhhh I’m so jealous. But you have inspired me! I have an hour until baby’s dream feed and I might spend it reading instead of stuffing about online. Thank you!

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  8. This is on my wish list. I just recently got back into reading after a book exile due to the baby years. Now that I’ve got the bug, I must have more and more. Glad you loved it, I’ve only heard good things about this book.


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