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This site is AWESOME. If you like stuffwhitepeoplelike.com, you’ll love this. I can’t even describe it much, just that it’s hilarious. Visit now.

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A few days ago I discovered my new favorite web site: Paperbackswap.com. If you read at all you should sign up and then add me as your buddy. Here’s how it works:

  • Pick out all the books you don’t want anymore (they don’t have to be paperbacks)
  • Post them on the site
  • People request your books, you print out a label, wrap the books and mail them to the requestors
  • You get a credit for each book you send out, and with them you can request books for yourself!

So basically you are getting books for the cost of media mail shipping ($2-3/book, depending on the book size). Plus, you get packages in the mail! How fun is that? They also have audio books available. You know you want to do it!

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This week, my baby weighs as much as a head of cabbage (3 lbs). We’re in the home stretch — only 10 weeks to go!

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Good books

I spend a lot of time online, but I still read a lot of books. Here are a few I’ve read recently and liked.

Baby 411 — by Dr. Ari Brown and Denise Fields. You knew there had to be a baby book in here, right? Dr. Brown is going to be our pediatrician so I figured I’d read her book. I mean, it was easy enough to get pregnant, but as someone who didn’t change a diaper until college, I am going to need a little help figuring out what to do once the little bugger gets here. This book has common sense stuff I wouldn’t think of. Like, you should give your kid Pedialyte if they are nauseated and subsequently dehydrated. But avoid the flavored, colored versions. Why? Because you don’t want a kid who is puking every half hour drinking a purple beverage. It’s THAT kind of info that’s really useful.

Thunderstruck —  by Erik Larson. This is a really cool book. Larson likes to take true stories and write them as if you were reading a novel. This one combines the events leading up to the creation of the wireless radio and a sensational murder story that was headline news at the turn of the century.

Dixieland Delight: A Football Season on the Road in the Southeastern Conference — by Clay Travis. This isn’t something I’d normally pick up, but Mason read it and since I like SEC football as much as the next girl, I gave it a shot. Travis (a sports columnist) went to a game at every SEC stadium during a recent season and documented his travels. Much of the book is hilarious.

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This week, my baby weighs as much as a butternut squash.

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I can haz beer?

Mason is smoking a chicken for dinner tonight (isn’t spring break great?) and took this pic of Atticus checking out his beer. It’s our own personal LOLcat.

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This week, my baby weighs as much as a Chinese cabbage.

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