I have a new obsession! A couple weeks ago I read Uglies by Scott Westerfeld and I was instantly hooked. I then proceeded to neglect my housework for the next several days as I devoured the entire trilogy (Pretties and Specials, I still have Extras to check out from the library this week). I'm really not a big science fiction fan, but these novels really appealed to me. The story reminded me of The Giver (one of my favorite books) but with Harry Potter adventure, and as a bonus there is a bit of romance worked into the mix. I also was pleasantly surprised by the unpredictable plot. I more often than not figure out the endings of stories before I finish them, but not with these. The material isn't all just fun and fluff. The novels bring up a lot of questions about appearance, independent thinking and the power of government. I passed the books onto my sisters after I finished them and they also sped through them within a couple weeks, and are likewise infatuated. So, those of you who are looking for a fun, well written and addicting read, check it out!I feel like I am finally getting into the swing of things in regards to being a mom. I can keep a semi-clean house, put a nice meal on the table each day, take good care of my son and still find a little me time to read and scrapbook. Unfortunately, I only have three more months of this newfound success and then we are adding another little guy's schedule to adapt to and work around. I am a bit nervous about how I will handle two babies. It seems it took me a whole year to figure out how to deal with the one. I guess all I can do is have faith, hope I learned some good lessons from the first time around and possibly work a babysitting fund into our budget so that I don't lose my mind.