Friday, February 20, 2009

Reference Review

A patron just asked for a list of classic books to jump-start her wish to start reading again. She was carrying a beautiful and very well-behaved small baby in one of those rocking carriers. We printed out the Time magazine list of 100 All-Time Novels for her. Kudos to her ambition. But...

...Maybe mothers with babies who are, how to put this tactfully? - little terrors - might want to try this Amazon list of best Chic Lit titles for some light reading. There were times when my kids were little that my main reading material seemed to be the old magazines in the pediatrician's office and trying to catch up with yesterday's newspaper at home while trying to keep it out of striking range of chubby little hands. That situation produces new mother guilt, see yesterday's post about reading guilt.

Related reading: I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson. Young mother tries to balance work and baby and "have it all."

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