Seriously great list! I had totally forgotten about the Paper Bag Princess. And I still can't believe The Red Tree is out of print. It's amazing. You might try checking for it on eBay; I think I've seen copies there. And I hadn't ever heard of that Lemony Snickett book. I will definitely have to check it out
I know, I can't believe I just happened across this one at a thrift shop having never heard of it. It has been the most invaluable read for me about motherhood.
I wouldn't really say it's full of "practical advice," though... I'd say it just offers a new perspective to help moms prepare emotionally and mentally for the changes that are about to come.
Absolutely. I would be interested to hear your thoughts reflecting back on your experiences after reading this book now.
Exactly how I feel. You should definitely pick this book up and check it out.
Oh, great point! I hadn't even made that connection in that particular scene.
I see your point, but as Downton Abbey is a series with no defined ending, I think they are merely developing her character more gradually. I think we have a lot of Scarlett-esque changes yet to see in Mary.
Also, remember in season 2, when Mary served as Matthew's nurse?
I have really been looking forward to your review of this, Christina. But like we talked about, I think I need to wait and read this a few years down the road, and not when I'm a few weeks away from having my first child and becoming a SAHM.
Oooh make sure you do come back and let me know. I don't think I've read a review yet from someone who HASN'T read Harry Potter. I'm interested to hear your perspective.
Awesome, come back after you read it and weigh in.
Yep, that's exactly the point I was trying to convey in this review. Just because it's a different Rowling than we've yet seen doesn't make it inauthentic. I think people are so fond of Potter they feel a sense of ownership over the books and, apparently, the author, that they KNOW JK Rowling, and this is not the JK Rowling they KNOW.