When I started this blog, I liked the phrase "Book Self" (which many still mistakenly read as bookshelf) because I feel that the books a person reads can sometimes give a snapshot peek at revealing their personality or occasionally their life circumstances. Since I don't often post a lot of personal information about myself on this blog, I thought it might be fun to post about a few books I've been reading lately, which do reveal quite a bit about me.
The first is a book I received for Christmas. It's not a cover-to-cover reading but rather a reference one that's better digested in portions according to applicable information in it. This is the latest edition of it, but I know it's been around for a long time and came highly recommended.
|What to Expect When You're Expecting|
The next was given to me by a coworker. It had been sitting on her shelf and she figured it would come in handy more as a resource to me than collecting dust at her house.
|The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know from America's Baby Experts|
The third was a gift from a sweet friend in my Bible study group. It's not as factually heavy as the other two and takes a lighthearted and Christian perspective with a great emphasis on both humor and prayer - two things I always try to incorporate plenty of in my life!
|The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby: Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Pregnancy|
And finally, this one may be my favorite for it's sheer level of hilarity and absurdity and was also a gift from friends. My husband and I began reading the opening chapters together and our reading was often interrupted by laughter breaks.
|Let's Panic About Babies! How to Endure and Possibly Triumph over the Adorable Tyrant who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain, and Finally Turn You Into A Worthwhile Human Being|
As with every BIG step in life - whether it's graduation, new job, new home, new relationship - it's great to have good books to with you. I've been bouncing between these titles pretty often in the past few months (which explains some of my recent blog-neglect) so I don't have reviews of any of them yet, but I look forward to sharing my thoughts on them in the future. If anyone has a great or not-so-great experience with any of these titles, I'd love to hear your opinions. Or, if there's a book I haven't listed that you consider a MUST read on the subject, I'd love that advice as well!