The Handmaid’s Tale – Book Review

This week, I review modern classic, “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. I had originally read the book as a teenager, and was inspired to reread and review it after learning more about the new Hulu series that has been adapted from the book. Even after having read it once and remembered a lot of it vividly, and having seen the original movie adapted from it, it was a good experience revisiting the story. I’ve heard that the series so far has updated several aspects of the novel, however, having not started that yet, this review will only cover the book.

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All That is Left – Book Review

As The first three books I received directly related to maternity and motherhood, I decided it was time to review an off topic, just for fun rule book. I found the premise of All That is Left very intriguing, Stephen, estranged from his twin has to journey to a foreign country to retrieve his brother’s body and hopefully learn more about the mysterious death and just who his brother had become. Continue reading “All That is Left – Book Review”

Book Review – Expecting 411

My book review today is of a book that is on some ways the polar opposite to the one I reviewed last week. Pregnancy 411 is written by two physicians, an OB, and a pediatrician, who both are also moms to two children each. They are able to write both as professionals and mothers, and the book is richer for their combined experiences.


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“Expecting Better:Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know” by Emily Oster – Book Review

As a bookworm I’ll be reading dozens of books during my pregnancy, many about pregnancy and raising children and some that are not. Every Tuesday I will be reviewing a book, starting with “Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong–and What You Really Need to Know” by Emily Oster, the first pregnancy related book I choose to read.

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