Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Books I read while on bedrest

6 weeks of pseudo bed rest is now over, and at 36 weeks, I am ready to have this baby any time now:)

I wasn't on super strict bed rest, which meant that I could leave the house every day or every other day as long as there wasn't walking involved, but mostly I was supposed to stay on the couch or in bed or (my addition) at a barstool supervising cooking:)

My big out-of-the-house highlights were:
4 trips to the nail salon
a trip to our vacation house where I hung out on that couch
lots of sushi lunches with my hubby
getting to synagogue 5 times, where I pawned the kids off to my husband so I could actually be in the sanctuary and sit.
Oh, and after reading the Hunger Games trilogy in 4 days, I watched the first 2 movies On Demand!

My biggest accomplishment and activity was reading, so I'll share my list with you, just in case you are going on vacation or a long flight or just have some time for yourself. I usually read 50-100 books per year, more when I'm nursing a baby and am physically attached to a baby 8-12 hours per day!

In reverse order:

Hunger Games Trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
Real Food for Mother and Baby, by Nina Planck
The Husband's Secret, by Liane Moriarty
The Divergent Trilogy, by Veronica Roth
One Perfect Rose, by Mary Jo Putney
Sleepless Nights, by Sarah Bilston
Bed Rest, by Sarah Bilston
The Trouble with Virtue, by Stephanie Laurens
Everything is Perfect When You are a Liar, by Kelly Oxford
Melting Ice, by Stephanie Laurens
And Then She Fell, by Stephanie Laurens
The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh,
I Shouldn't be Telling you This, by Kate White
The Peculiar Case of Lord Finsbury's Diamonds, by Stephanie Laurens
All Through the Night, by Connie Brockway
Getting to 50/50
This is Where I Leave You, by Jonathan Tropper
Dad is Fat, by Jim Gaffigan
French Women Don't Gt Fat, by Mireille Guiliano
The Interestings, by Meg Wolitzer
French Kids Eat Everything, by Karen Le Billon
Spelling it Like it is, by Tori Spelling
Happier at Home, by Gretchen Rubin
Flawless, by Tilly Bagshawe
The Devil Wears Kilts, by Suzanne Enoch
No Good Duke Goes Unpunished, by Sarah MacLean

So 26 books in 6 weeks, not too shabby. Although technically it was 30 books in 6 weeks since I read 2 trilogies, you know, just to be accurate:)

2 Distopian Trilogies
9 Regency-era romance novels
6 Novels
9 non-fiction books (although 2 of them were trashy memoirs)

Anything else I should put on my list? I'm looking forward to going to the grocery store again. I've been making the list, but it's just not the same as wandering the aisles. Oh, and I can't wait to go to Target!

Jessica


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1 comment:

Playground Prepster said...

Wow! This is impressive! I LOVED The Hunger Games. I've read the series multiple times now and even purchased a series of essays "On Bread, Blood and the Hunger Games" to read along with it (some essays are great, others not so much). Did you like Gretchen Rubin's book? I read The Happiness Project but I wasn't a huge fan of it. I do want to read Dan Harris' 10% Happier just to see what it's about. I've been debating on Divergent. I like to know the endings before I read a book (I hate surprises), so knowing what happens makes me wonder if I should read it.

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