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Because I have been craving books...

I have to say that my pregnancy cravings have not been too off the wall or weird. There have been the odd fruits that I must have now and again, the green Kool Aid made with Splenda, and lately I desire Jones Diet Root Beer. But I think for the most part I am craving things that were my fovorites from childhood that I had moved away from in taste or habit: like the Corn Chex cereal and waffles. (With the exception of my need for ketchup, I have NEVER liked ketchup until now.) I think this may or may not explain the cravings that I have had for books.

Seriously, I have heard from several women who had this same obsession while they were pregnant. Many have told me that they too read voraciously. I think it may just be a side effect of having so much to worry about and needing a mental distraction. But books were my first love I think so it is only natural to look to ones oldest friend to help cope with the upcoming biggest change of one's life.

Oddly, I have not been up to reading much fan fiction so please do not take my lack of reviews as a personal affront to any of you dear and wonderful writers on my flist. Part of it has been that between back problems, blood pressure issues and now the constant Braxton-Hicks (practice) contractions when I am upright for too long it has been hard to sit for very long periods at the computer. The other part you can feel free to blame on the pregnancy hormones and the Puff.

Anywho, to that end I present my list of books I've read for 2007. I am not counting what I read before Christmas because it wasn't nearly as much and I can't really remember and New Years is always such a good cut off point for lists.

1. Redwall by Brian Jacques
2. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
3. Rebellion by Nora Roberts
4.-6. The Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts
7. Emma by Jane Austen
8. Northhanger Abbey by Jane Austen
9. Sandition by Jane Austen and Another Lady

The Dresden Files
10. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
11. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
12. Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
13. Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
14. Death Masks by Jim Butcher
15. Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
16. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
17. Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher

18. Howard’s End by E.M. Forester
19. The Road to Mars by Eric Idle
20. Bridge of Birds by Barry Hughart
21. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brian

And now I am all caught up on my Jane Austen. And this is not necessarily the order in which I read them all. But I am too lazy to try to remember that exactly.

Other than that my blood pressure seems to be staying down as long as I take my little breaks and keep my work load light. My doc is still a little nervous about it and keeping a close eye on my though. Next week is a big week: Thursday- Sonogram aka Puff weigh in, Friday- Baby Shower given by my co-workers, and Saturday- Child Birth Class. And there won't even be a new BSG episode to look forward to after all that :( Ah well you can't have everything!

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violet451
Mar. 25th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
My reading obssession was rather net-focussed and vampish with W, but I fell in love with Colin Firth as Mr Darcy with L. I'm such a perv. Oh well such is life!
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