True confession- I can't think of anything to write so I am going to tell you what I am reading right now! This isn't self absorbed, I am just out of ideas. Aaaaannnndddd- I will also admit if I will actually be finishing the book or not so you don't feel guilty if you never finish books.
My "birthy" book of the moment is "Heart and Hands" by Elizabeth Davis. It is really meant as a midwifery text but has some of the BEST information I have ever seen for parents, especially on how to choose and what questions to ask your midwife. I can't believe I never read this earlier. It also has lots of great practical information for anybody- from a mom planning a hospital birth to somebody who works among birthing women. I love this one and will be finishing it!
I admit, I have never finished this one ("The Backyard Homestead") either. Still, it is a fun reference book if you want to be a little more sustainable. The premise is living totally off your land, even if you have a 1/4 acre, but also has plans for growing your own stuff if you have a smaller place. It has everything from how to plant and grow every kind of fruit, vegetable and grain to how to can or store your food. Also, how cool is it that they unabashedly talk about raising and killing bunnies? I don't think I could bring myself to do that unless I was a little hungrier, but this is an awesome book with tons of ideas on living off what you grow and how to preserve it.
I was super excited to start reading this book, "The Gift of Giving Life" which I got because I am going to be reviewing it at a later date!!! I bet you could still buy it now for Mother's Day. It is a birth book looking at the spiritual side and the blessings of giving birth, aimed particularly at the Latter Day Saint or Mormon woman. I think though that anybody who believes that birth is more than just physical would enjoy this. And some of your favorite bloggers write in it, including Lani over at Birth Faith and Rixa over at Stand and Deliver. I will finish this one-
Maybe you are wondering, "but what do you REALLY read??" (Maybe not, because, really, why would you care?!) I am actually a trashy mystery fan all the way and I am almost always reading one of those. My dad is my supplier. Right now I am reading "Locked Rooms" by Laurie King. This is the first I have read of hers and it is good- will finish. Give me a Sue Grafton, PD James or the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child any day. That is what I really like. Don't hate me.