Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Double Time

I almost never do book reviews because A)  I rarely have time to read, and B)  I'm afraid I might hate the book and then what do I do?  Lie and say it's fabulous?  Tell the truth and say I hated it?  As a writer myself, I cannot bring myself to say anything bad about a book, especially one written by someone I know.  Sooo, I choose to avoid the whole thing by simply shying away from book reviews altogether.


But when my friend and fellow blogger over at Babble, Jane Roper asked if I wanted to read a copy of her new book, Double Time, I jumped at the chance.  I love books about pregnancy and babies.  I think most moms like reading about/hearing other moms' stories of pregnancy and childbirth, and raising little ones.  It's always great to know you're not alone.  It's comforting to hear how other moms cope with the struggles of childrearing.  And then there's the fact that I really like Jane!

Jane doesn't disappoint with her book! It's a humorous look at being pregnant with and raising twins.  Sure, there are books out there about having twins, but Jane's is a personal account of what it's really like.  And it's not just about having twins, but also about dealing with post partum depression.  Reading Jane's book is like sitting down and chatting with a good friend over coffee.

As her website describes:

When Jane Roper found out she was pregnant with twins, she searched high and low for a memoir of the first years with multiples, but came up empty-handed. Four years later, she wrote the book she wished she’d had as a new mother of twins. Double Time is an entertaining, up-close and very personal look at Jane Roper’s first three years raising twin daughters. From trying to get pregnant to processing the idea of twins, from round the clock feedings and diaper changes to the joy of watching “twinteractions” between her girls as their (very different!) personalities emerge, Jane tells all. Meanwhile, she struggles to keep a history of depression under control—and find answers when her symptoms get worse. All this while falling steadily in love with her duo as they grow from sleepy newborns to mischievous toddlers with a penchant for potty talk.

Full of warmth, honesty, occasional advice, and more than a little humor, Double Time is a smart and engaging account of the first three years with multiples, as well as a refreshingly candid and vulnerable look at parenting, clinical depression, and the quest for work-family balance. It’s Jane Roper’s story, but it’s one that will resonate with countless women—especially those parenting in double time.

I have a copy of Jane's new book, Double Time, to give away to one lucky reader.  Just leave me a comment here and I'll choose a random winner on Monday.  Good luck!  And you can get your own copy HERE!

52 comments:

Brenda said...

I would love to read Jane's book. I enjoyed your book as well as your blog. Thanks for writing!

Sennie said...

I'd love to win a copy of Jane's book. As a mom of quadruplets I find it very interesting to read books on multiples. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Tracy S said...

Sounds like a great book!

Sheila said...

Sounds cool--I also love reading real books about pregnancy and motherhood!

RubyT said...

This would be cool to read--I can barely remember the first year with my twins because sleep is necessary to form long-term memories.

Lorene said...

Her book sounds amazing! I'd love to read it. As a mother of 4 and a new foster parent I love parenting books. The highs and the lows. :)

Lorene1974@yahoo.com

Betty said...

I would LOVE to read this!! I am a twin, and I hear stories from my mom that are downright hilarious.

Laura said...

I have twins! Would love to read it :)

hawkcallen said...

Sounds like a fun book to read!

-Donna W.

hawkcallen said...

Sounds like a fun book to read!

Katie P said...

Oh, I do love Dooce. Sounds like a great Mom read after I finish 50 Shades!

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I would love to win this book for a co-worker who has 8 month old twin boys. They're here fist (and last LOL) kids. :) What a treat!

Amanda Taylor said...

I don't have multiples but her book sounds wonderful! I would love to win a copy of it. :)

Amanda said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. My cousin just had twins a month ago and what a gift this book would be! :)

Shelly said...

I can't imagine having and raising twins! Sounds like an interesting book.

laura said...

I would love love love to read this book, I too love to read pregnancy/baby books whenever I can :)

Elleah said...

Sounds great! I have 3 kids, but I can't imagine having 2 babies at the same time!

HipChick73 said...

I'd love a copy - I have loved just about every mommy/pregnancy/babies book I've read. Sounds like it's right up my alley, and I'll likely buy it, and get my library to order it for their collection, even if I don't win a copy. :)

hannah said...

ooo. my friend is having twin boys in November, this would be a great gift. pick me!

Shoshanah said...

I've been reading her blog for a while and would love to win a copy of Jane's book!

annemarie said...

Sounds like a great book!!

jimsandi said...

Would love this for a friend who just delivered twin girls early this morning!!

dezreen said...

A 45 year old friend of mine is pregnant with twins - she could probably read this now before they arrive! Thanks~

whereswalder said...

Love it! One of my oldest (and I mean how long I've known her not in a geriatric sense - though we are truly not spring chickens anymore) just found out she's prego with twins. She needs all the comraderie and advice she can get! Sounds like this is the book for her... Unless its too honest. There are just things you'd do better learning on the fly. Thanks for the review!

Krystle C. said...

I'd love to read the book! Thanks for sharing your review with us, and giving us a chance to win a copy.

finnishamericans said...

"Double Time" sounds very interesting and I would love to win the book and read it!!

Chris said...

This would be a great book for any pregnant or new mom! I'm sure I can find someone to share it with!

bdonna426 said...

Dawn...... I think Jane's book would be wonderful for all new Mothers, even if they don't have twins.
I will have to buy a book for a baby shower but I hope I win one here too as I have quite a few babyshowers to attend :)

Laura said...

Would love to read the book and I have twins too!!

Shelly said...

Sounds like an awesome book. I can't imagine twins!

Kristi said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to read it.

Betty said...

I would LOVE to read this! I have a twin brother, and my moms stories often have us rolling.

Willis Family said...

I would love it! I'm a twin, and I'm married to a twin. We only have one son (I was actually disappointed we didn't have twins -- yet!). I would love to read about the perspective of parenting twins :)

Lisa said...

Wow, I couldn't even imagine how much harder it would be with twins! And I have four kids 5 and under. None of them are twins, but they are so close in age, maybe it was almost the same :)

Amy said...

Dawn, I have been reading your blog since the very beginning! And, although I rarely comment, I am inspired by your grace and humor in handling all of the rough situations life has had in store for you. This book would be perfect for one of my best friends who just gave birth to twin girls (her 4th and 5th children) and is having a struggle wrapping her brain around the whole situation. Thanks for all the great stories over the years and for this giveaway.

Pam Parzych said...

I have two friends who have had twins in the past three months. And they live across the street from each other! I'd love to gift this book to one of them. :)

sasha said...

If it's anything like your books I'ld love to read it Sasha-BC TX

AuntyM said...

I'd love to read this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

CeCe said...

I would love to win a copy of her book. I have Preemie Boy/girl twins they were born at 29weeks 2lbs 8oz each i know the struggles you go thru with twins mine are 18 months. I would love to read this book and learn new things. Love your blog =) Colleen From NY

Sara said...

I would love to read it!

Theborkas at gmail dot com

Alice said...

oh, i need this book. Had twins first and loved it. Now just found I'm expecting our 7th (gulp) at age 44. Need distraction!

Bless you, Dawn, I'm fixin' to pass you.

cindy justinger said...

I would love to have a chance to read Jane's book. My older brothers were twins!

Tanya said...

If her book is half as good as your books are, I am sure I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for sharing the information.

lawnajo said...

My sister just found out that she is having twin girls. And she has been looking for help and what to expect.

Simple Country Girl said...

I would love to read her book. I have a friend who has twins so I would love to be able to share with her. Thank you!

Janelle
jsomerville@hotmail.com

jamcar87 said...

I would love to read the book

Sarah B said...

I would love to read this book! I have often wondered how mothers of multiples survive!

2242041c-b42a-11e1-b3a5-000f20980440 said...

Hi Dawn, I would love to read about Jane's adventures in Twin-land. That way when my kids are finally asleep and it is late I'll actually have a book on my nightstand to read and commiserate with! THanks

Nicole said...

Loved both your books. I am sure if you enjoyed this one, I will too.
Nicole

lbugsh2 said...

Thank you for the recommendation I purchased her book, and have been reading it. It is very helpful since we are expecting twins in Sept.

Amanda; said...

I'd love to win a copy! Sounds like a very good read :)

Jani said...

My twin girls #s 6 and 7 are almost 26yrs old. I think back on those early months; my oldest was 15 and I would constantly get the, "Well at least you have older kids that can help out!" Four of my kids had football practices and games to go to and none were drivers! My husband worked long hours... adore my kids, but those early months with 5 kids plus twins were tough!

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