Thursday, June 10, 2010
Posted by MamaQ
There are always several books by my bedside. Sometimes I feel like getting lost in a novel, sometimes I need some factual magazine instant gratification, and sometimes Shakespeare beckons me. I recently came across this list on NPR and I'm intrigued: Three Books for a More Honest Mother's Day. It seems there is a whole new genre of books out there: Mama Lit (this was news to me!). A quick search on Amazon turned up a plethora of Mama Lit choices, from books with titles like What Do you Do All Day? to The Yummy Mummy to Yoga Mamas I see I have some fluffier options to add to my ever-expanding reading list.
I recently finished reading The Ghost Map: The Story of London' Most Terrifying Epidemic and How it Changed Cities, Science and the Modern World by Steven Johnson, Posession by A.S. Byatt and Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl . All were delicious getaways and I highly recommend them.
Currently I'm working through:
The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar
Collected Poems, 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry
Playful Parenting by Lawrence J. Cohen
Phew! (Can you tell I love making lists?) I love recommendations, though. So all you saucy and savvy mamas out there, what are you reading these days?