Ok so this timeframe extends 9 days instead of 7, but I wanted a new chat thread since it's Friday-- so hardly a day to start a chat thread for this week, so I'm getting a jump on next week's instead.
I know some of ya'll don't like the weekly chat threads because they get long, but I like them since I would not have the time to click on every single person's individual update on the main board and read through and comment to everyone. This consolidates everyone's random, general goings on into one spot for chatter and I like it since I can see on my Subscriptions page whenever there are updates and quickly read the new ones from each day when I check my subscriptions everyday, and comment when I feel inspired.
So here's another weekly chat thread. :)
I'm thrilled that bedrest is not imminent. Cervix actually lengthened to over 3m from the just over 2.5 status I had ten days ago, so all the lounging I'm doing on my back terrace in my new outdoor lounge chair is really paying off. I've also read about 4-5 novels during these last ten days since I got scared about my shortening cervix, while keeping my feet up, and it's been lovely summer weather here as well. So I'm slightly tan, long cervix, and enjoying the novels I've come across! Happy! Plus I'm getting good hours from my part time job lately, that I can do on my laptop with my feet up, so that's good too (I feel less like a money bleeding leech in this household when I earn money for us!).
In the spirit of keeping off my feet, I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting or needing to take it easy this last trimester so......
What books have you enjoyed lately that you'd recommend? Or TV series?
I recently read
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland (gripping story of a band of travelers during the Plague, supernatural elements....reminded me so much of the TV show The Walking Dead--very readable, I highly recommend this one if you like a bit dark and creepy stuff and interesting plot twists, as well as historical fiction genre in general)
Wild by Cheryl Strand (fascinating story of a woman alone on the pacific crest trail, hiking through desert and snow and finding her personal physical limits, while coming to terms with her demons)
Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes (pretty darned funny story about a 60+ year old re-connecting with a college girlfriend and remembering his youth and finding all kinds of new revelations about that period even 40 years later)
several installments of Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland St. novel series as well as his Isabel Dalhousie series and Courdoroy Mansions series
and am now reading Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits.
I'm shortly going to listen to David Sedaris read his book titled something about Owls and Diabetes in audiobook format. I also have Gone Girl on my 'hold' list via public library e-book rental so when that comes available I'll give it a shot--have any of you guys read it? it's a pretty big betsseller these days.
Any novels or non fiction books that you think would be a good summer pregnancy read? a bit creepy or thrilling is ok,as long as it's not too disturbing, but I'm preferring pleasanter books for the lions share of my list.
We are watching Game of Thrones, third season now, and enjoying that but we will soon be caught up and ready for a new season. I'm following the end of Mad Men's seaosn 6 and it's interesting as always. Just finished watching the latest Nurse Jackie season --and now am sad I have so many months before I enjoy Edie Falco again. We are counting down the next 6 weeks until the final half-season of Breaking Bad to begin, and I guess we will be more than ready for Downtown Abbey, Homeland, The Walking Dead, Boardwalk Empire, and Justified to continue in the fall.
Are there any gems I'm missing from the TV series world that I should check out? I know some of you recommended Dr Who but I tried a few episodes and could absolutely not get interested. SciFi is just not my thing. Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead has about as much supernatural elements as I can handle, and the former tests my limits of what I can tolerate without eye rolling.
Ok that's enough about entertainment. Feel free to chat here about any ole thing, but send those media reccommendatinos to me if you have any!