The Sunday Salon – Mommy Brain Edition

I’ve gotten into more of the swing of things with Daniel and being a mommy so I’ve had a chance to do more reading.  In fact, when I finish my current book, I’ll have read as many books in August as I did in July.  Since last Sunday I finished 4 books (although being at my parents’ house and on the airplane helped a lot):

mom's guide to growing your family green

The Mom’s Guide to Growing Your Family Green by Terra Wellington

the embers

The Embers by Hyatt Bass


Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

wet nurse's tale

The Wet Nurse’s Tale by Erica Eisdorfer

The sad thing is, I have to go back and look at my tracking sheet to actually see what it is that I’ve read.  Once I know what book it was, I can remember it fine, but actually remembering what the book WAS, even one I was just reading two days ago?  Very difficult.

This has been an Audrey Niffenegger week for me.  I wasn’t able to go to the Chicago screening of The Time Traveler’s Wife because we didn’t get back to our place from the airport until 4ish.  There was no way I could prepare to leave the baby within 2 hours – plus, I was so exhausted from getting up at 4:30 to leave for the airport in LA that I was asleep by the time the movie started!  However, I sent my friend from work in my place, and she wrote a great review of the movie for me.

Her Fearful SymmetryThen, Friday, I got an ARC of Niffenegger’s new book, Her Fearful Symmetry.  Even though all but 3 of the review books I have reviews due before this is being published, I couldn’t help it and started “Her Fearful Symmetry” immediately, as I had just finished “The Wet Nurse’s Tale” and hadn’t started anything else.  I now have fewer than 80 pages left and, let me tell you, I’m LOVING it.  I have to agree with what Rebecca told me, I really think it is even better than “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” as much as I adored TTTW.  I fully expect to finish “Her Fearful Symmetry” tonight, but I’m not going to post my review until September, since it isn’t being released until September 29th.

Okay, I’m off to go cuddle with my sleeping baby, read “Her Fearful Symmetry,” and listen to the thunder storm.  Does it get any better?

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