Susan’s Book Coveting


The problem with being a writer is that there is NOT enough time to sit and read. I’ve talked until I’m blue in the face about how many books are here, waiting to be read — a number that never seems to shrink, either.

So what am I doing? Adding to my wishlist yet again. Now, mind you, I’ve got over 1800 books on my wishlist. I know I’ll never get my hands on them all, let alone read them all, even if live to the ripe old age of eight hundred. When I add things to my wishlist, it’s a crapshoot, a roll of the dice. Will I get this book I want to read, or not?

I’ve come across another one — thanks to the very neat Joanne Rendell — that I absolutely must read at some point in my lifetime (the sooner the better!): This Little Mommy Stayed Home, written by Samantha Wilde.

Here’s the blurb:

Joy McGuire has gone from being skinny and able to speak in complete sentences to someone who hasn’t changed her sweatpants in weeks. But now with a new baby to care for, she feels like a woman on the brink and as she scrambles to recapture the person she used to be she takes another look at the woman she is: a stay-at-home mom in love with her son, if a bit addled about everything else.

C’mon, all you moms out there! You TOTALLY get this. This was you. Admit it. And while I was able to shower AND change my sweats, this blurb really describes me back then.

One of these days, I’ll get my hands on a copy and see just how closely it parallels my life. I’ll even review it if I can get a copy sooner rather than later.

Just right now… excuse me while I go hug my kids. Now school-aged, I’m darn glad they’re not babies anymore. I don’t miss those addled days of parenting an infant.

And if you’re looking for the usual fiction, stay tuned. I’m all tied up in another piece that might make some rounds as a short story. Or not. We’ll see. In the meantime, don’t forget … Demo Tapes: Year 2 on September 12! Preorder through me ONLY.



  1. Shelley Munro

    August 24, 2009 4:45 am

    Wow, Susan. That’s one big wishlist. I’m hoping to lighten my to-read list when I head off on holiday this week.
    .-= Shelley Munro´s last blog ..Conference Report =-.

  2. Rene

    August 24, 2009 2:51 pm

    Ughh…yes, I do remember those days…three times I remember those days.

    My TBR is brutal right now and I’m so involved in my own writing, I don’t want to stop. If I have the time to read, I have the time to write. Oh yeah, and I’ve been watching “Mad Men” DVD’s. Totally addicting.
    .-= Rene´s last blog ..Anticipating Fall =-.

  3. Devilish Southern Belle

    August 25, 2009 1:58 am

    You’ve sold me on the book now, too. I can’t remember how often I got to shower or could be arsed to change my clothes when mine were newborns, but I’m sure it was similar to Joy.

    I’m shooting you an email regarding the project, but probably not till tomorrow; it’s been crazy around here since about last Thursday.
    .-= Devilish Southern Belle´s last blog ..This house is going to get it tomorrow! =-.

  4. karen

    August 25, 2009 12:45 pm

    Yes, the never diminishing wishlist.
    .-= karen´s last blog ..It’s Monday! What are you reading? =-.

  5. Jane Doe

    August 26, 2009 11:44 am

    I know what you mean about reading. I have about 50 books on my shelves that need to be read. Between the kids, writing, blogging, and reading blogs, I don’t have as much time to read as I’d like. It makes me tired just thinking about it. lol

    But, having said that, I’ll have to add this to my list too. I remember those days well, and I was one of those mommy’s who couldn’t shower and change her sweats. I love my children and though some days I bemoan the teen years, I’m very happy I don’t have any babies (or toddlers).

    Have a great day!


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