Love List #2
The Birth House: I had to read this novel earlier this semester (well, I requested it from a list of four midwifery-related books), and I really enjoyed it. Author Ami McKay very skillfully transported me into another time and place (rural Nova Scotia, beginning in 1917), and I so enjoyed being there that I want to go back and read it again soon. I love thoughtful and compassionate female main characters who are completely competent at standing on their own two feet, as is Dora Rare. The book, to me, was slightly reminiscent of Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall On Your Knees, though not so long and painfully heartbreaking.
Charter for Compassion: You know when you discover examples of people doing good things and it makes you think the world is a good place to be after all? Yeah, I love that feeling too.
Childbirth Education Doll: I've been going and looking at this on Etsy all week. I love it. I waaaaaannt it. My mum thinks the doll has too much pubic hair (and told me so over lunch the other day, which was a bit much, even for me), but I disagree. Don't tell me just to buy the pattern because for one, I already have my hands full knitting a placenta for my Birth and Its Meanings class, and more importantly, I don't crochet.
Gilmore Girls: I know I am not the only one who finds this show cozy and comforting. Sure some of the banter annoys me, and I now that I've watched them all a few times, I'm happy to fast forward through scenes with the more annoying characters like Michael or Kirk or Great-Grandmother Lorelai, but when I need an escape, this show calls to me, especially in the fall.
Jerusalem Artichokes (aka Sunchokes): I made the oven fries from page 195 of Get It Ripe the other day and was reminded of the pure vegetable bliss of this root. After 40 minutes in the toaster oven they got all roasty and even caramelized enough that they were a bit sticky in my teeth. Yum!