my goals for 2014 with you, I could have shared one more: read as many books as possible for the nomadbaby arrives (on or around) August 9th. Followed quickly by: read as many books as possible while on maternity leave. Mr. Nomadreader and I are excited and terrified (but mostly excited.) I've said many times lately "pregnancy isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be." Which is true, but I think I was unreasonably terrified of it. Mostly, I'm tired (really tired.) And I have little to no appetite. What I want to eat is very specific--it's that or nothing. And it is impossible to drink enough water. But I am well, and the nomadbaby is well, so we are making do. In terms of reading, I've slowed down somewhat because I go to bed so early (and sleep so much over all.) My attention span is perfect for a 90-120 minute film, so I've been watching more of those. And my attention span also loves The New Yorker, so I'm following through on that goal too.
In terms of my blogging future, I've watched so many of you go through the transition into parenthood, and I know things will change. I don't yet know what will come, but I do know I'll still be here. I still want to write about books, both to have conversations with you and to keep a record for myself. And as The Bump's countdown calendar so kindly reminds me, August 9th is still 197 days away, so there are plenty of reading days between now and baby to think about such things.
So in the meantime--give me your book suggestions. I'm drawn far more to memoirs by fiction writers about parenthood than I am to self-help books about pregnancy. I'm drawn to compelling fiction (no surprise there) about pregnancy and early parenthood. If you have books to share, please do. Or films. I'm watching a lot of those these days too.