It’s the curse of the Buddha Belly!
Last time I was pregnant I could not read. That is to say, I could read, I didn’t forget how, but I couldn’t concentrate on anything I read. If I remember correctly, I read 32 books that year, and most were after Ellie was born. I’m afraid this curse is going to be repeated.
So far this month I have read 9 books. But, 3 were fluff, 2 were audio, 2 were young adult vampire novels, and 1 was a graphic novel. The only harder book I’ve read was Lady Audley’s Secret and it’s mainly because I started it before I knew I was with child.
It’s not looking good folks.
I tried to read The Count of Monte Cristo, a book I have LOVED in the past. No go. Although, in all fairness, it still smells bad, which is bad for my very, very, very sensitive stomach (ie, it gives me dry heaves!) so I’m going to go get a new copy as soon as I can get to a bookstore. I picked up The Hobbit today, as I want to reread it before I challenge myself to read the Lord of the Rings, here’s hoping I can finish it!
I hope I can break this cycle of not being able to read heavy stuff whilst preggers, because I have SO many books I want to read this year!! Gah!