Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What I'm Reading (and Watching)

So I still don't have time for much, but I've figured out how to hold a book and nurse at the same time. Thank goodness! At least I can read during these constant and interminable bouts of nursing.

Side note: I hate nursing.

Anyway, I picked up in a used bookstore a huge novel -about 1200 pages - by Susan Howatch called The Wheel of Fortune. What a blast! Like a huge English soap opera, or as one critic said, a British Gone With the Wind. I've been thoroughly entertained, even though most of the main characters are male :(

I'm still reading the memoir A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small.... I love this author's story telling ability. Very readable and humorous. Makes me want to turn some of my life events into chapters like hers.

I will soon begin reading On Beauty by Zaide Smith for our book group. It's gotten some great reviews, so it should be fun.

And of course, I'm often referencing numerous baby books to help me figure out what's going on with baby.

Since i'm nursing or pumping all the time, TV (sadly) has recently become very important to me.

I just discovered The Office. Best comedy on air at the moment, in my opinion.

King of the Hill still cracks me up.

I was reasonably entertained by my mom's favorite show, the BBC's Rosemary and Thyme

I've been watching A LOT of Law and Order, probably because it's on about 6 hours a day. But also it's a little addicting.

Still waiting for the new season of 24 and Lost...

And Monk's a family favorite as well.


Blogger Melessa said...

I committed myself painfully to nursing my oldest DD for 6 weeks before giving up. At 6 weeks, I realized I could do it and wanted to, so we continued. It got easier as she got older and now I look back on the experience rather fondly. Hang in there...and good luck with everything else.

9/16/2006 6:03 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Thanks, Melessa. It is getting easier, but it sure is confining. Glad to know it worked out for you eventually.

9/19/2006 5:49 PM  

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