What are you currently reading?
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. I have fallen head over heels for her thanks to The Mindy Project. Her book was the only thing I asked my husband to get me for Christmas.
Have you always been a reader? What is your earliest reading memory?
Always. I remember my teacher reading us Green Eggs and Ham in Kindergarten while we ate green eggs.
Which genre of books do you love the best?
I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs, and occasionally Short Story Collections.
Where is your favorite reading spot? What about that spot makes it so special?
My bathtub is my favorite reading spot. After having a baby, there's few places I can "escape" to. When my husband watches Fe, it feels like a special luxury to relax in bubbles with a book (and often a glass of wine).
What are three of your most favorite books?
The Time Traveler's Wife, Eat, Pray, Love and Love Story.
You are the new mama to an adorable little girl, Felix. She's only a couple of months old, but have you already started reading to her?
Yes! When Felix was a newborn I read what I was reading out loud to her (doctors say it's good for the baby to hear your voice). When Felix was only three weeks old, I was reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I remember thinking reading the word "masturbation" out loud to my newborn would probably be frowned upon.
What is one of your favorite books to read to Felix?
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman.
"On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, "Life will never be the same." Because there had never been anyone like you... ever in the world."
It's such a sweet book and there's even parts for you to interact with your baby.
Have your reading habits changed since having your daughter? When do you squeeze in your reading time?
I definitely have less time to read which was a hard adjustment (when I love a book I cannot put it down). The best time I squeeze in my reading is while I'm laying with Felix and she's nursing. To me, it's one of the pluses of breastfeeding :)
I love seeing your thrifting finds..any favorite book-related thrifts?
I was so excited when I found these- read alongs on vinyl (books are included and have the best illustrations).
Valentine's Day is coming up, what book on your "to-read" list would you love to receive from your husband?
The History of Love. I'm embarrassed to admit I have never read it though I've always wanted to. I can't think of a better occasion than Valentine's to check that off my list.
Psst... Husband incase you are reading this, Felix says she wants Andy Warhol's Colors.
Thank you so much for answering my questions, Micaela! Please check out her blog, Dolce Vita.