Thursday, June 11, 2015

Book Talk Thursday

If you know anything about me, it is that I'm a reader. Reading is about like breathing to me. If I'm not reading at least one book, I feel a little lost. One of my coworkers told me that would change once I had a baby. But that's not the case with me. Since being at home in January, I have read about 30 books. What has changed is how I read books. At first, I couldn't read books that required two hands. My phone, kindle, and iPad have been my best friend. It was nice to have my books on my iPhone while I was in the hospital having Sus. She was in the NICU so our stay was a little different than I was expecting. I was glad to have something to attempt to distract me from wanting to have my baby with me and be at home. I get a lot of my books from my local library through Ereads and the app Overdrive. If you like to read ebooks you need to see if your library is a part of this. I have to wait some for more popular books but it has saved me so much money. There are a lot of audiobooks as well (or as I call them. Books on Tape). I just started listing to the audiobooks. It isn't my favorite way to read, but I listen to them while Sus and I take our walks. It takes me a lot longer to listen than it does to read them. I've been trying to come up with things to blog about and books I'm reading is always a good topic. So I was excited to see this linky party from Reading towards the Stars.

So here are some books that I've read lately. 

First up is this series by Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs. 
This book is set after World War I in England. The main character is a psychologist/investigator. I'm on book 6 of the series and am loving it. I'm all about England during this time period right now and there are historical elements along with a mystery. Maisie Dobbs is a very intriguing and lovable character. 
I read this book Family Pictures by Jane Green recently as well. It was a good read about family dynamics. Nothing earth shattering but  an easy read.  Same with All Fall Down. It is the story of a mom who has a drug problem. 
I've been reading Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody series. They are set in late 1800s England/Egypt about an archeologist and her family's adventures. I love mysteries and these are a mystery without a lot of gore. 
Still Live with Bread Crumbs is the story of a photographer who moves from New York City to the mountains and the changes she goes through. 
The last two are books I read a while ago but they were good. I listened to Bringing up Bebe a month or two ago. It is the observations of an American journalist raising her children in Paris. I found it completely fascinating about how Parisians raise their children. So interesting!
The last one Mr. Churchill's Secretary is the first in the Maggie Hope series. This series is set in England during World War II. Maggie Hope is the main character and she starts as Winston's Churchill's secretary but by the end of the book she is spy. 
So those are my books I've been reading. I like a wide variety of books and would love to hear about what you are reading. 


  1. Thanks for the great ideas for new books to read! I am getting ready to go the beach, so I am heading to our e-library to see if I can get some of these books. I love using that from the library for my Nook! Have a fun summer and come back an link up anytime!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  2. I use to download books daily for my Nook. They send you an email with daily deals, etc...tons are free. I love to read too so this helps satisfy my addiction!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

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