Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Love Affair

It seems I haven't been able to sit down with a good book for a long time. It's not that I have been soooo busy in my life that I just couldn't make time for it. It is more that I forgot how much I enjoyed it, so reading got pushed to the back of my to do list. Well, this summer while I was bored out of my mind I finally got to the end of that to do list and picked up a book.

I started with Harry Potter 6. I thought it was a timely read since the movie is coming out this year. That quick and easy read got me back into the swing of things and I've been reading ever since. Next I read Twilight because I had too. EVERYBODY is doing it. That was also a quick and easy one. (don't hate me for saying this, but I was a little disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high.) And then I discovered the library in West Valley. I feel bad for the library. I took their entire stock of pregnancy and childbirth books. And the surprising thing is that I've almost read them all. Needless to say, I feel a lot better about having a baby. I know a lot more about what is going to happen to me and what signs I need to look for. In fact, I probably know enough to deliver my own baby...but let's not get crazy. The last couple of nights I've been dreaming about having my baby. I should clarify. The last couple of nights about 5 times a night I have had a dream about giving birth. Each time being a little different then the time before. After all of that I decided to cut down on my labor and delivery reading and move on to something else. I started to read Ender's Game which is a book I have heard a lot of good things about. Also it is written by Orson Scott Card. He has a column once a week in the Deseret News that I love to read. It is in the Mormon Times section and since he doesn't live in Utah, he has a clear perspective on "mormon culture." I find his perspective refreshing.

Well, all that being said, I have a love affair with books now. If you have any good books to recommend, please let me know. Thanks!


Laura Jett said...

Hey Ashley!! If you didn't notice from my blog, I FREAKING LOVE TWILIGHT!! Did you read the other books in the series? or just the first? Oh, no worries, I tried to get the word out -that i'm prego, but it is hard remembering who you told and who you haven't. :) As i'm sure you probably know. :) What is your due date again? Mine is Jan 23rd, I find out Sept 2nd what i'm having. I'm WAY excited!!

Ryan & Dani Oldroyd said...

I love the Twilight books. Why were you disapointed in the writing or the story or the characters? Well if you go to and add my email address as a friend, you can add others as well and people rate books and recommend and I found a lot of books that are now on my to read list.

Mike Rawlings said...

Bad news! Harry Potter Half Blood Prince got postponed to July 2009! I know I am just as angry!