My favorite local bookstore had a raffle for a 3 month subscription to Libro.fm. It’s an audiobook service that works with indies so they can enjoy some of the profits.
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
A historical fiction that was well researched and very compelling. I got to enjoy this one with my new audio subscription. 5/5
NPCs by Drew Hayes
An indie fantasty that imagines what it’s like for NPCs in an RPG. Funny, fast paced, and very entertaining. This reread was mostly enjoyed with a sleeping or eating baby on me 5/5
Split the Party by Drew Hayes
The next installment of this comedic take on NPCs in the world of D&D (sans copyright issues). 5/5
False Knees by Joshua Barkman
Comics with sweary birds who frequently have existential dread. I like dark humor so I was entertained 4/5
Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley
A series of comics and sketches from her early days as a mom. Some of these I totally understand and others I don’t. Some make me feel so much better about how easy Babbins is. 5/5
Maid: Hark Work, Low Pat, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land
A heartbreaking and necessary memoir about the struggles and desperation of life in poverty. With COVID 19 hitting everyone hard, it hits those in precarious and desperate positions even a harder. A must read 5/5
Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
I grabbed this before the local libraries began closing. I’d read Connolly’s other works but not his series. He describes the structure as an hourglass which fits. It’s a compelling and unsettling thriller. I very much enjoyed it but i had questions about the other killer 4.5/5
I read a bit more in What to Expect: The First Year. It’s not as detailed or helpful as the pregnancy book but there’s always something in there I find useful.
Some books I read with the baby:
A Parade of Animals
Rocket Science for Babies by Chris Ferrie
Newtonian Physics for Babies by Chris Ferrie
Your supposed to read them a book a day but sometimes I’ll read to him from what I’m reading or he’ll hear my audiobook or podcast. I swear he recognizes Pod Save America from the womb. I’ll try to pick up my baby book reading though.
More What to Expect: First Year
The baby continues to grow and I continue to wonder WTF I’m doing
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
I started the audiobook for this and I’m enjoying it
Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood
Much praised by Mallory O’Meara from the Reading Glasses podcast, I got this as an ebook. I have mixed feelings about dysfunctional family narratives but Lockwood is a very entertaining writer so far.