What I am reading

Since discovering I can get books from the library, I am planning on reading more. Christian also go us a few new books at Half Price Books this week.
What I am reading right now:

The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
by Peter Singer and Jim Mason
I am listening to the audio book while I am at work. This book is freaking me out with all the horrible stories about things done to animals in factory farms. I am not sure I can get through it. Even though I am a vegetarian and I buy only eggs from cage-free hens, this still makes me worry.

Fun fact: An egg carton or food package can carry the label “Free Range” in reference to hens or cattle if the animals get as little as 5 minutes outside their cages per day. To be truly free ranging, the carton or package should say “cage free”. This means the grower does not use cages at all.

Babyproofing Your Marriage: How to Laugh More, Argue Less, and Communicate Better as Your Family Grows
by Stacie Cockrell, Cathy O’Neill, and Julia Stone
I brought this book to work to read during lunch, and my boss’ boss saw it. He said “Is there something you need to talk to us about?”. I laughed at him. This book is yet another in a series of books I have been reading kind of talking about how hard it is to have children. It actually has the opposite effect of what Alun was suggesting – it makes me NOT want to have children because it sounds so traumatic to the marriage. But, I think these things are good to consider.

Liz introduced me to this site which is supposed to help me rate the books I read. The site itself does not feel very usable to me, I have trouble navigating it.

2 thoughts on “What I am reading”

  1. I haven’t read Babyproofing Your Marriage yet, but it sounds interesting. I don’t know that having Ellie has significantly impacted our marriage positively or negatively. It means we do different things together (mostly staying home instead of going out, since Ellie is in bed by 8 most nights) but I don’t think it has affected how much time or the quality of time we spend together.

    Just out of curiosity, what do you find about goodreads that is difficult to navigate? I’ve really been enjoying seeing what others are reading, and I’ve started reading more recently because of it. But then I haven’t really done much digging on the site, so I am curious to know what could be done better!

  2. I think I have the most trouble with the way books are entered on the site – through a pop-up. I can’t understand all the fields or which are required. Also, the font size on the book review pages is so long that only a few reviews fit on the first page, and I don’t have time to scroll through multiple pages. The ones that appear at the top seem to be random, not grouped in any order, either.

    That is good to hear about the marriage thing. All these books I have been reading keep talking about how the wife will hate the husband and the husband will feel neglected, and the spouses will just never, ever be as close again. Of course, it sounds like some of these people did not have biblical conflict resolution in place before having children, and that they seem to have had lifestyles where they just went out all the time with their friends. Ourselves, we are pretty much homebodies, and nothing we do now in our spare time is something a child couldn’t participate in. I think that part must have to do with how you spend your time before having children, and how mature you are.

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