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Otherland, because a student loved it and I try to read what the kids are excited about. It's very good but pretty dark.<br><br>
But I've been saving some Barbara Kingsolver for the end of pregnancy and postpartum, b/c I remember only wanting very positive life-affirming stories last time.<br><br>
Just read Laurie King's latest, The God of the Hive, and it was great. The series starts with The Beekeeper's Apprentice.<br><br>
And I'm getting out my birthy books this weekend, too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm not reading anything pregnancy/birth/parenting related at the moment, but did you have anything in specific you were looking for?
 

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I just ordered a few parenting books online to help with my toddler troubles.<br><br>
Until they get here I am rereading the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. Well, not the whole series...it's 19 books long! It's a great series about a woman Egyptologist and her family working in Egypt (and England) around the turn of the century. I love the witty female protagonist and the mystery aspect. It's written by a woman with a PhD in Egyptology, so she knows her stuff. If you like mysteries, I would recommend it in a heartbeat!
 

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Reading "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden, a WW1 novel about 2 First Nations teenagers who serve overseas and their experiences there. This is for my bookclub. It's pretty good - I'm 100 pages in.
 

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I've been reading Dr. Oz's book You: Having A Baby & rereading (for the 100th time) Spiritual Midwifery. I have a bunch of other pregnancy related books that I loaned to a friend & I hope she'll be able to find them today so she can return them (she just moved - so I'm sure we all know how that goes - the search <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just ordered a few parenting books online to help with my toddler troubles.<br><br>
Until they get here I am rereading the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. Well, not the whole series...it's 19 books long! It's a great series about a woman Egyptologist and her family working in Egypt (and England) around the turn of the century. I love the witty female protagonist and the mystery aspect. It's written by a woman with a PhD in Egyptology, so she knows her stuff. If you like mysteries, I would recommend it in a heartbeat!</div>
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I love that series! I've gotten out of it b/c I got a bit behind and then figured I needed to get a list of all the books... now it's been so long I could probably just start over and enjoy them all again! Oooh, that's perfect fun reading. Thanks for reminding me!
 

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I just finished the Girl Who Plays with Fire and am waiting for #3 to be released (or maybe it has been already). Good quick read, although a bit violent, so not for everyone.<br><br>
I also keep picking up Ina May, because what out there is better than her? I love her. I want to move to The Farm and hang out forever...<br><br>
Finally, I just ordered "How to Walk to School" because we live in the city of Philadelphia and really really really want to make our neighborhood school work for our kids (don't want to move, can't afford $20,000 a year per kid for private schools).
 

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Teajunkie, "zDiscipline without distress" by Judy Arnall is awesome! I highly recommend it, totally helped with my toddler! Also, ahaparenting.com is FANTASTIC! Check it out and let me know what you think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was just at the library browsing the other day and was overwhelmed by the sheer number of books, so I left without anything. : ( I was thinking of reading The Sword of Shannara series again by Terry Brooks. I read those in high school and loved them. Part of me is afraid to bring a new book into the house, because I'll ignore everyone and everything in my life until I finish it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono"><br><br>
I'm so birth booked out that I can't bring myself to look through my stash and reread any of them. Oliversmommy, I know what you mean about the Farm! I love Ina! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Teajunkie, "zDiscipline without distress" by Judy Arnall is awesome! I highly recommend it, totally helped with my toddler! Also, ahaparenting.com is FANTASTIC! Check it out and let me know what you think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Thank you! The book and the website look fantastic! Both really seem up my alley, parenting-wise. I wish I had seen that book when I placed my order! I will read the three books I got (other ones recommended on MDC) and then see about getting that one.
 

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I just read Mudbound--very dark themes, but wonderfully written.
 

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I'm finishing up the third book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, not too sure if I'll read the next one or not.<br><br>
I love to read so have a pretty big hold list at the library. I've been wanting to read Pushed the painful truth about childbirth and maternity care by Jennifer Block.<br><br>
Now that it's summer and my kids are out of school I'm not sure how much time I will actually have for reading.
 

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I need to start book 2 of the Outlander series but after I accidently grabbed the *last* book and read half of it, I've been a little ticked at myself and unmotivated.<br><br>
I am reading Lord of the Rings...again for like the 100th time. I love it. Never gets old!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm finishing up the third book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, not too sure if I'll read the next one or not.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I need to start book 2 of the Outlander series but after I accidently grabbed the *last* book and read half of it, I've been a little ticked at myself and unmotivated.</div>
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I'm coming out of lurking (since March!) to say that I'm 300 pages into Drums of Autumn (book four of the Outlander series) & can't seem to get enough of Jamie Fraser! I dread the day when I get to the last book.<br><br>
Since I've dipped my toe in, I guess I'll go post an intro...
 

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I just finished the Girl Who Plays with Fire and am waiting for #3 to be released (or maybe it has been already). Good quick read, although a bit violent, so not for everyone.<br><br>
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At my appt today I saw one of the OBs in the practice, and he was geeking out because the third book is coming out today he thought, he loves the first two. (He saw me reading Otherland and got all into chatting about books.)
 

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I'm reading Dr. Clapp's "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy". Also re-reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith, for about the 100th time. I love it!
 

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So cool everyone! My summer reading list is starting to take shape! I went to the library and checked out a bunch of books (including 'Pushed'-- that was on my list, too!). I ended up with all birth and nutrition books... I'm usually a novel reader, but I guess the switch figures since I went directly from midwife apt to library! I'm intrigued by the Otherland and Elizabeth Peters recommendations, but the first books in each series were already on loan. Has anyone read Infinite Jest? I heard a piece on David Foster Wallace on NPR today, but I guess others did also... That was checked out too.
 

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just finished PUSHED which just upset me and made me sad for all the women who have to g through it and thankful that midwives and legal in my state and i can birth at home w/o fear<br>
am now reading hypnobabies or hypnobirthing lol<br>
the library had it<br>
on hold for twilight series cant wait<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">on hold for twilight series cant wait<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"></div>
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I tore through the Twilight series over the winter. However, Jamie Fraser is my man now, so long Edward.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
ETA: Is that how you write "so long?" It looks....naughty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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