Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

acadia01. I’m still pregnant. I’ll spare you the whining, but know that it’s there. And given how small this little peanut is predicted to be, going overdue may be a good thing. Still, there is something about the due date passing by that’s deflating.

02. Like short stories? Patrick Somerville’s The Universe in Miniature in Miniature is a great collection and it’s available through Featherproof Books at 20% off – and 100% of all sales will go directly to Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, Equality Illinois, and the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights until November 17.

03. Hillbilly Elegy was very much on my to read list, but the results of the elections bumped it up. I understand why people voted against him, but I do have trouble understanding why anyone would vote FOR him –  this book is supposed to help.

04. I just picked up my hold for Outlander (television show) at the library. I’m looking forward to watching it while I am on maternity leave. Clearly, I have BIG plans for my productivity.

05. In my last post I mentioned choosing between Acadia National Park (in Maine) and Olympic National Park (in Washington). I’m still thinking on it, but the above photo is Acadia (found here).

06. Rest in peace Leonard Cohen. This will never not be an amazing song.

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  • Marisa @The Daily Dosage

    You know I love shorts, so I’ll have to check out that collection. I just downloaded the eaudio version of Hillbilly Elegy after hearing some good reviews. Hang in there lady! It will be worth it in the end. Oh, and enjoy Outlander!! I didn’t read the books but was hooked on the series. Can’t wait to see pics!!

  • Kate

    Hallelujah will always make me pause and take a moment, regardless of where I am when I hear it. A true great.
    Acadia NP looks stunning. Camping with baby… car-boot camping or hiking/camping? I always steered clear of the baby/ tent combo but that was largely because all of my kids were babies at the same time (4 kids aged 4.5 and under) and we would have needed a trailer full of stuff to make it happen!

  • hillary roberts

    I just read Hillbilliy Elegy. I grew up in Southeeaster KY and floowed the Hillbilly Highway all the way to the end. I now live in Cleveland. That book was spot on. I highly recomed it.

  • Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves)

    Agree that Hillbilly Elegy is fantastic and really helped me wrap my head around things a bit better. I read it before the election results came in, but when the campaign was in full swing.

    And – to make you feel better – my daughter (who came 3 weeks early) was projected to be max 6 lbs, but popped out at just over 7. Shows what they know!

  • Kailana

    Hope the babe makes their arrival soon! Have a great week!

  • mariahelena

    1. Hang in there.
    4. Looking forward to hearing your opinions about the tv adaption.
    5. My vote is for Acadia. (I haven’t been to either but I’m living vicariously through your NP adventures)
    6. Hallelujah is one of my all-time favourite songs.

  • Bonnie

    I’ve also had my eye on Hillbilly Elegy for a while. I’ll take anything I can get regarding “helping” us through this election. And sure hope you like Outlander. I’ve been blown away at how they’ve adapted it so well. Hopefully your happy, healthy baby comes soon. 🙂

  • Christine @ BookishlyB

    Thanks for the reminder- I need to pickup Hillbilly Elegy. I need to understand.

    Have that baby, already! Just do it! You’re a pro, just make it happen.

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