Superfast Birthday = Best Husband Ever

My birthday was on Sunday, but it extended through today with a box of books that Superfast Husband bought for me! Check out this tantalizing list of books–I don’t know what to read first (after I finish The Fionavar Tapestry)!

  • The Axe, Volume 1 of The Master of Hestviken and Gunnar’s Daughter by Sigrid Undset
  • Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
  • Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
  • Dreamsongs by George RR Martin
  • Come Along with Me and Just An Ordinary Day by Shirley Jackson

And Superfast Younger Brother added to the fun with Ray Bradbury’s Now & Forever.

Considering I’ve entered my “period of confinement,” as my friend Catherine puts it, I am very glad to have all these great books to read. Superfast Baby could show up any day between now and the end of the month (official due date is 11/18, but that’s really just an estimate). I am very motivated now to learn how to read while breastfeeding.

18 thoughts on “Superfast Birthday = Best Husband Ever”

  1. Aww, Superfast Husband is a doll to have bought you all that! I’ve been trying to get the Tour Manager to stop by Borders (with a gift card) and pick up The Heroin Diaries for me, but no go.

    Be sure to let us all know when that baby comes!!!

  2. Have fun reading! I really enjoyed Magic Study and can’t wait for the next one. The series is listed as romance in a lot of places but I really think it’s more fantasy. Although Valek is pretty hot. 🙂

  3. Ooh, Magic Study! I just picked that up from the library– been waiting to read that ever since I finished Poison Study. I’m so glad to see someone else is reading Maria Snyder!

  4. Sounds like fun! We are so excited to meet your new baby (probably not as excited as you are :). Reading while breastfeeding isn’t too hard, especially for an expert reader like you. Using a breastfeeding pillow, once you latch em’ on, you can usually use at least one hand to hold a book. I recommend you set up a “nursing area” with a comfy chair, footrest, and small table with water, books, phone, etc. That way, you always have a comfy place to go to nurse. Enjoy it in the younger months, because once they become aware of things around them, the books become a huge distraction for them (babies always want to play with what they see adults “playing with” the most). I find it hard to make time to read with a 7 month old. After she goes to bed is the best!

  5. Great list! My hubby got me a book gift certificate as part of my b-day presents as well as a promise to read war and peace with me this winter. Russian literature should always be read in the winter : )

  6. Sounds like a good birthday! Love the “period of confinement” comment. And you’ll get the hang of reading while breastfeeding. Gets to be that you can do almost anything while breastfeeding, if you have to 🙂

  7. A friend of mine gave me the Fionavar Tapestry Trilogy on Tuesday evening and I can’t wait to get round to them. Reading while breast-feeding is definitely possible by the way. A different friend read all of the twelve available books in the Katharine Kerr series after her daughter was born.

  8. Bybee–yes, I was mega impressed!

    gentle reader–I have to credit my friend Catherine for “period of confinement,” which I keep wanting to use 🙂

    Ann–looking forward to your review of Fionavar–

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *