Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Comfort Reading and a Newborn Baby

During the last couple of months, I've been having trouble choosing books so I was getting desperate in the last weeks of my pregnancy to stock up on good reading material. However, I just couldn't seem to find anything that I was keen to read. Just before I gave birth I started rereading the Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane books by Dorothy Sayers, the best of which are Strong Poison, Have His Carcase and Gaudy Night. What comforting books they are! I was halfway through Strong Poison when my water broke and I soon delivered my second son, Benjamin, on February 3rd at 2:03am. He came over two weeks early which was really a surprise since my first child arrived in the 41st week. Now that I'm busy nursing my new bundle of joy I've started book two in the series. If you haven't read these books yet, then you are in for a treat if you love witty and well-written detective novels from the 1930s. The mysteries are clever and I love the bantering dialogue between Lord Peter and Harriet Vane. Will she finally say yes to his endless proposals of marriage? At a time when I just feel too exhausted to think too much, too tired to read too long and am busy enjoying my new baby, then these are truly the only books I can read right now and the only ones I want to read.

Here's a picture of my baby when he was just a day old.

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