Well, I’m in my third trimester. Not long to go, really, even though it’s hard to conjure “November” in steamy August. And I feel like I need to read everything I’ve ever wanted to read, right now, just in case I never get to read again, or at least until Superfast Baby goes off to school.
So, reader parents (particularly moms)–
Please tell me that I’ll read.
Please tell me that if I go into labor and I’m halfway through a book I will get around to finishing it.
I mean, I guess I’ll be so dazzled by my love for the baby and addled by the post partum hormones that maybe I won’t want to read. But after the initial rush wears off, newborns are pretty boring. Is it physically possible to read while breastfeeding?
This post is in honor of the book I read for work last night. Every character, even the minor ones, got a chance to tell his or her life story to the protagonist. I managed to boil a 350 page book down into a 2 1/4 page synopsis because there was no plot (generally speaking it’s at least 1 page of synopsis/100 pages of mss or book).
I’m in denial about having to give up my reading job. Absolute denial. The deadlines are way too crazy to be compatible with childrearing. I’ll save my babysitting budget for writing and marathon training…