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post #21 of 25

spughy, I just read Diamond Age! Wow. That guy has a seriously intricate imagination. I loved how immersive the world felt. I did have to give up keeping track of some of what was going on - I'm not sure if that was pregnancy brain, or just how the book worked. But it was easier for me to just read through and let it unfold rather than trying to make complete sense of all the different political factions. But I liked how all the character paths slowly came together and built into this thing that was so much bigger than it seemed like it was going to be at the beginning.

 

Thanks for the recommendation!

 

(also, based on yours and my cousin's suggestions, I have stockpiled the first three Temeraire books for post-baby smile.gif)

post #22 of 25

I'm glad you liked it, chocolatechip!  You should check out Snow Crash and Zodiac too. 

 

I'm reading the first Temeraire book with my DD now... she is surprisingly into it, given the somewhat formal language in which it's written - but it's hard to resist Temeraire as a character!

post #23 of 25

I know I've read Snow Crash before, but I don't remember a thing about it. Heh. Still, I've added that one and Zodiac to my list. The always-growing list... smile.gif

post #24 of 25

These all sound great - I'll have to save them for all that couch time I'm planning after baby is here.

 

For now, I obsess with the current.  I finished reading Ina May's "Guide to Childbirth" a few weeks ago and now I'm almost half way through "Childbirth without Fear" and hoping to finish it before I go into labor.  (I certainly won't want to read about childbirth right after I've done it.)
 

post #25 of 25
As far as pregnancy and birth books go, my favorites will always be Birthing From Within by Pam England, Ina May's Guide to Childbirth and Wise Woman Herbals for the Childbearing Year by Susun Weed. Those 3 are the richest, most in-depth, creative and inspiring books I've found on the topic smile.gif

As far as novels, my DH is getting me into the Dune series. So far i'm still on book one but i'm thoroughly enjoying the character development, relationships and amazing visuals--Frank Herbert is an excellent sci fi writer.
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