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Dez. 30, 2006, 10:26pm

I'm Suzanne (chanale on MDC, too), mama to a spirited 2-year-old girl. I spend most of my time at MDC in the vegetarian/vegan subforum, but I'm hoping to keep up with the reading thread in the books/media subforum once the New Year rolls around.

Most of my reading has revolved around food lately, but I plan to read a lot of fiction in January.

Bearbeitet: Dez. 30, 2006, 11:00pm

I'm Bryan - NewCrunchyDaddy on MDC. Proud papa to a 1 yo who acts like he's triplets! I'm an english lit major - currently working on my bachelor's - I'm a transplanted Seattleite currently living in Provo, Utah, but plan on going back as soon as school is over!

I've been mostly immersed in my assigned reading for classes - though I do get "pleasure" reading in through audiobooks. But all-in-all my reading spans a lot of genres and styles - I review what I read on my blog ... the URL is in my profile (both here and on MDC).

Dez. 31, 2006, 9:08pm

I subscribed to your blog. :)

English Lit was one of my majors in college, which you may have guessed by some of the books we have in common. I miss having access to the entire UC library system (3rd largest in the world). All I'd have to do is click a button online and my books would be waiting for me within days. The public library system here is underwhelming for a city of this size, but that's hardly surprising in one of the least "literate" cities (I saw the article you posted).

I think I'll start Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout tomorrow. I've been reading the Nero Wolfe mysteries in order . . . four down, forty-odd more to go. Tonight, I'm going to finish up Made in America, my nightstand book, so I can start the New Year fresh.

Jan. 1, 2007, 11:50am

Hi everyone! I'm snozzberry on MDC too. My real name is Kelly.

I read mainly kids fiction and nonfiction, but I do read some adult fiction here and there. I'm excited to see what parenting books other MDCers have read and rated well! (btw, I added a tag of "parenting" to the parenting-related books in my library.)

Right now, I'm reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and No god but God.

5Kleinerschatz2001 Erste Nachricht
Jan. 1, 2007, 12:35pm

Hey everyone,

Kleine Hexe from MDC. I'm trying to learn my way around this site. Any tips appreciated. :)

I read a huge variety of stuff but I love books about religion. I'm fascinated with organized religion and the human psyche. I also like historical fiction. I have a weak spot for the "classics" as well. Dickens being one of my faves.

This site will be great for keeping track of what I read. Off to see what books we have in common.

6Aychje Erste Nachricht
Jan. 1, 2007, 2:30pm

Hi all,

I'm Heather (FutureMamaHeather at MDC).

Christmas morning brought March, The Handmaid and the Carpenter, The Birth House and A Song I Knew By Heart under the tree. Handmaid was a lovely and quick read - I finished it in an hour or two, with a nap in the middle! March was a less lovely, but still fascinating read - I devoured it on the trip 'round New England to visit various family members.

I'm a HUGE children's picture book addict - I'll get to adding some of those soon.

Jan. 1, 2007, 3:52pm

Welcome, Heather! I'm a big picture book addict too, so I can't wait to see what you add! I haven't added my favorites yet, but I'm using the tag "picture book" if you want to see them.

Jan. 4, 2007, 4:29pm

Welcome, everyone! I love picture books, too (and DD thinks they're just for her - ha!). DD's newest favorite is Snowmen at Night, which answers the mystery of what happened the night before when you find your snowman askew in the morning. :)

I'm still reading Too Many Cooks - I'll finish today. I haven't decided whether to read the next Nero Wolf mystery Some Buried Caesar or something else entirely.

Jan. 4, 2007, 11:54pm

I'm reading another book by Karen Armstrong. I've really enjoyed her so far.

Jan. 6, 2007, 6:05pm

Kleinerschatz - I can't think of too many tips in general. I've found the power edit (P/E with pencil icon) useful in editing multiple books - such as changing a tag. Tags in general have been invaluable to me in organizing my books and keeping track of what I read.

11mainelymama Erste Nachricht
Jan. 8, 2007, 11:55am

Hi! May I join you all? I'm Leila, (Leilamus on MDC) mom to two boys 3 years and 4 months. I've just gotten back into reading more often now that I spend a lot of time sitting to nurse my new babe. I'm on a fiction kick right now but I'd like to start reading some biographies soon too. Any recommendations?

Bearbeitet: Jan. 9, 2007, 12:36am

Hi, Leila! :)

Hmm, let's see. The biographies I've read are almost all literary biographies (and a few of classic film stars), so I'm having a tough time thinking of one for a general audience. Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family by Stephen J. Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics) was fascinating - half memoir, half biography of his parents, who converted to Catholicism during World War II and kept mum to their 8 kids about their Jewish heritage.

I'm still reading book #2 of the year, Natasha and other stories - I'm off to a slow start. I don't mind slow, but I get cranky when I don't have enough time to read. ;-)

Bearbeitet: Jan. 9, 2007, 9:11pm

Welcome Leila! I'm not a big biography reader so no recommendations for ya. But as a "not mama yet" I had just assumed that reading wouldn't be possible with a babe around...but that's cool that you've found that you can get some reading done! Gives me hope. :-)

Jan. 10, 2007, 1:00am

Kelly - I actually read twice as much when my daughter was a baby than I do now. She nursed 8-12 hours of every 24 until 7 months, so I had a lot of time with my feet up. I read a lot of books on parenting, child development, and children's health and nutrition that year - now I usually read for myself. :)

Jan. 10, 2007, 11:47pm

It's not until those babes turn into wild and running toddlers that reading becomes difficult. :) Now that my boys are 6 and 3 I don't have a lot of time to read for myself.

Jan. 15, 2007, 11:30pm

Hey Leila,

The Best biography that I have ever read is, hands down, The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery by Wendy Moore. Absolutely fascinating! Could not put it down. I reviewed it at my blog here: http://bryansbookblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/knife-man-extraordinary-life-and-time...

Jan. 15, 2007, 11:37pm

Hey Suzanne, you said (in message #3) that you subscribed to my blog? How did you do that?

Bearbeitet: Jan. 16, 2007, 1:22am

>17 hero120499:

I use Bloglines to keep track of blogs and news. I just clicked on "sub bloglines," a Javascript link in my toolbar, and it automatically detects the RSS/Atom feed and adds it to my list. A LT friend and I are even subscribed to each other's feed for recently added books so that we don't have to type out such lists in e-mail. Bloglines makes keeping up with blogs so much easier - no need to check individual websites to see if something new has been posted.

Jan. 29, 2007, 8:46pm

hey all, just wanted to say i'm here -- bufomander from mdc.

Jan. 30, 2007, 6:13pm

Thanks for the invite. I don't read Mothering Mag much anymore as my kids are very big now much to big to carry around;) 8yo boy and 11yo girl. We unschool in Kansas.

I'm reading a Stephanie Plum- Hard Eight novel right now for some fluff. My son and I are reading the The Moldy Baroness by Cornelia Funke. I love her books, they are great for older kids.

It will be cool to see what other Mothering moms/dads and kids like to read.

As far as parenting books I feel kind of done. I just need to walk the walk now so to speak.


21rebeccaallen Erste Nachricht
Feb. 21, 2007, 7:39pm

walkitout on livejournal; mamanerd on MDC

Currently catching up on some fiction: recently read Engaging the Enemy, Proven Guilty, Wintersmith, and I'm in the middle of Paths Not Taken. Still in the middle of Power Unseen. On the Disney reading list is From Mouse to Mermaid altho Vinyl Leaves arrived in the mail and is tempting me.

Ina May Gaskin is some weird reading, but good.

22lloyd77 Erste Nachricht
Feb. 26, 2007, 12:02pm

Hi everyone, I'm Lindsay, mom to a 19 month old boy. I love mothering magazine and I really enjoyed the parenting book as well. I have to echo chanale above--I got a lot of reading done when my son was really small! He was a very leisurely nurser and wanted to nurse often so I'd just have a stack of books next to my bed and get comfortable. It did seem to taper off as he started scooting around, though, and now my uninterrupted reading time is after he falls asleep;)

Mrz. 2, 2007, 4:46pm

Hi, I'm Dew, mother of a 16 year old boy with Asperger's, who was an unschooler, but is now a junior in a high school that's a great fit for him. I now teach at the same school; he's in my class, and a club he started meets in my classroom at lunch, so we still see each other throughout the day. I used to belong to an unschooling group at yahoogroups. Mothering was an important magazine to me when he was younger, and I still give subscriptions to any new parents I know.

Heather, I loved March. It's my favorite book I've read in several years, and I read at least a book a week. I recommend March to everyone, plus Brooks' other novel, A Year of Wonders.

And I love Cornelia Funke, too, sammimag.

Mrz. 11, 2007, 3:09pm

Wasn't March powerful?! I definately recommend it. I bet reading it now, while there's an opportunity to go see the movie "Amazing Grace" (which a good friend of mine saw and HIGHLY recommended) would be a very interesting combination.

Jul. 25, 2007, 7:31pm

Hi everyone! I am a proud mommy to my beautiful spirited unschooling son. I am a mosaicist,do other art. What is a childrens' picture book addict? Sounds interesting...please tell me more! Thanks

Jan. 14, 2008, 12:05am

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