Sunday, November 11, 2012

From the shelf: Have Baby, Will Date

Title: Have Baby, Will Date
Author: Andrea Pasion
Genre: Filipino Chick-Lit
Date read: November 10-11, 2012
Dawn Rates:  (2.5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

From the shopping list of Denise, 28, freelance pro photographer/new mommy:
1. Film for stock (you never know when digital will backfire)
2. Garbage bags XXL (for all those plastic kubyertos and takeout boxes for one)
3. Pills (last time you forgot them, well...)
4. Condoms (you can't be too sure - just in case he doesn't have any)
5. Calcium supplements (among other vitamins OB-Gyne prescribed)
6. Stretchy tops (didn't realize your tummy could balloon so much)
7. Maternity pants (never ever succumb to tent-like dresses)
8. Disposable diapers (lots and lots of them)
9. Breast pump (no, it's not a foreplay trick)
10. Infant formula (but breast milk is still best for babies)
11. Coke in cans (for your babysitter who makes more money than you, by the way)
12. Lipstick (the really nice, luxe kind, to make you feel better because it's not going to be over soon - it's only the beginning)

For on-the-go shutterbabe Denise. one night of fun quickly turns into a life extraordinary as she assumes a new title: Mommy. Er, make that: Single Mommy. With a demanding career, a brand new baby girl, and very little breast milk, she needs all the help she can get, including that from Coby: Father of the Child. No one said motherhood was easy but single motherhood sure raises the bar!
My opinion? This book is the kind of book that you could read in one sitting and I'm not lying if I say that. A typical feel-good book, it follows the life of Denise who got (forgive me for this) knocked-up just because she forgot the pill. Is the father of the baby a bastard? Wrong. He's a doting father and even offered marriage but I guess the protagonist didn't want long term commitments. This is the kind of book that you could read in a 3 hour trip or in my case an hour. The plot is cute and I was curious, yes. It is the kind of story that isn't so stressful, reading this book was a breeze.

Till the next read...

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