Upcoming reviews

I realize I’ve been a bit MIA here. Between my new job (yay Children’s librarian!) and parenting, there is precious little time to sit down and read a book that isn’t a picture book that isn’t Lets Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy or Goodnight Moon.

Well, 3 big things have happened in the last couple of weeks.

1. I stopped drinking caffeinated coffee (the most pathetically sad 1st World problem day of my life)

2. The baby bookworm started sleeping through the night! And going to sleep without a fight at his appropriate bedtime!

3. I finished 3 books in the last 2 weeks. 3! Granted, I started them all over 2 months ago, but still. Once I find the time and mental capacity to sit down and write a review, these are the books you’ll hear about:

Starbucked : a double tall tale of caffeine, commerce, and culture Starbucked by Taylor Clark  

My 2 cents: Although well written and informative, this book doesn’t really tell you anything about Starbucks that you haven’t already heard or surmised. The book is also a bit dated, what with the crazy number of changes having taken place at Starbucks since this printed. They sell Butterbeer now (what the what?) and for some idiotic reason, stopped selling decaffeinated coffee after 12pm (you just lost one regular customer Howard Schulz) and they bought out the beloved San Francisco chain Le Boulange and now all their pastries are back to tasting bland and gross, but at least they have spiffy names.

Where'd you go, Bernadette : a novel Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple

My 2 cents: Hilarious and witty. It makes me want to live in Seattle and be friends with Bernadette griping about all the silly little things in life. The ending didn’t sit too well for me, but the entire book is really, really funny.

Getting to 50/50 : how working parents can have it all Getting to 50/50 How Working Parents Can Have it All by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober

My 2 cents: This is like a call to arms for pregnant women contemplating how to balance the work life/parenting spheres in their life. It’s very informative, but very repetitive. Although despite its very, very, very strong insistence that women return to work after having their babies, the book’s audience is indeed the male population. Asking that men do their fair share of housework, and parenting and letting mom’s work and pursue their careers rather than put it on hold.

(the mini reviews here are in case I never get around to writing an actual well-thought-out review).

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3 responses to “Upcoming reviews

  1. prisailurophileblog

    I know this is unrelated to the post, but is it a requirement to have a master degree if you want to be a Children’s librarian? It looks like a fun job!

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