Bed Rest

Bed Rest In a charming and witty novel in the tradition of Allison Pearson and Sophie Kinsella Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career woman who finds her pregnancy a breeze until she s ordered off her

  • Title: Bed Rest
  • Author: Sarah Bilston
  • ISBN: 9780060889937
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a charming and witty novel in the tradition of Allison Pearson and Sophie Kinsella, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career woman who finds her pregnancy a breeze until she s ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest.Quinn Q Boothroyd is a young British lawyer married to an American and living in New York City She s checked off most of the boxesIn a charming and witty novel in the tradition of Allison Pearson and Sophie Kinsella, Sarah Bilston tells the story of a busy career woman who finds her pregnancy a breeze until she s ordered off her feet for complete and total bed rest.Quinn Q Boothroyd is a young British lawyer married to an American and living in New York City She s checked off most of the boxes on her Modern Woman s List of Things to Do Before Hitting 30, and her busy working life has been relatively painless But when her doctor tells her she must spend the last three months of her pregnancy lying in bed, Q is thrown into a tailspin Initially bored and frustrated, Q soon fills her days by trying to reconnect with her workaholic husband, provide legal advice for her sweet Greek neighbor, forge new emotional bonds with her mother and sisters, and figure out who will keep her stocked up in cookies and sandwiches.Q experiences adventures on the couch she never would have encountered in the law firm and learns a lot about herself and what she wants out of life above all, about the little one growing inside her.

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  • Currently, I am thoroughly enjoying this book which I misjudged. Thinking it was another shallow yet enjoyable book in the genre of "chick lit" by another British author. I am thoroughly surprised that this novel, although comedic in tone, wrestles with some incredibly strong conflicts which I am enjoying thoroughly. Excited to see how it all ends. I love finding out what defenestrate is. To throw out the window. LOLI am done. I liked it because unlike those novels which are romantic in tone, th [...]


  • This was an average chick-lit type of read. It had some funny parts, perhaps the funniest thing is the mere fact that these soon new-to-be parents think they can place a pregnancy in these nice little check-off boxes and to run exactly as they planned. Both parents being very driven individuals working at law firms (different firms) and Q is not ready to be stopped in her tracks and put on bed rest.In all fairness, I don't think anybody is really ready for such an event. I also couldn't imagine [...]


  • This book was pretty good. I was looking for Sophie Kinsella books on my Scribd app and they didn't have what I wanted, so they suggested Bed Rest. I am wanting to get into these types of book, so I decided to give it a try. I do not regret it! It had its flaws, and sometimes could be a bit dry, but it was entertaining. The description might seem boring. I mean, what could be so interesting about a pregnant woman who has to go on complete bed rest for three months? Well, the author did a good jo [...]


  • Payed $5.00 at the bargain table, figuring it would be a good summer amusement. I found myself more involved and introspective than I had anticipated. Ah family dynamics! Ah, the conflict of work and parenthood!I smiled, I nearly cried, I snickered, I got hungry,But I'm glad I didn't read this when I was pregnant!


  • A light read sort of. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the last 3 months of your pregnancy lying down? Well, this would be the answer. A frustrating, lonely, cookie-eating time. Imagine that your husband is a workaholic who doesn't seem to "get it" the fear that he will leave because you're not getting on very well dealing with a mother and sister who get on your nerves and seem bent on fixing you, having a disturbing view into your friend's love lives worrying about baby's [...]


  • Got this at a garage sale with a box full of other books was looking for a light read while waiting for my library book to come in and chose to read this one as the back cover said "laugh out loud funny & couldn't put it down". Totally DISAGREE with that. The main character "Q" is put on bed rest for 10 weeks and the entire time is negative and complains about everything. As for her family who lives abroad, she is negative about her father, mother, sister and her other sister's boyfriend. As [...]


  • pff op zich wel een leuk boek, maar niet echt mijn schrijfstijlik heb me ook regelmatig afgevraagd waarom het zo moeilijk is om te praten. oke je bent zwanger en oke, je hormonen gieren door je lijf maar dan nog heb je heel de tijd het gevoel dat het koppel naast elkaar leeft (en dat is dan ook eigenlijk de reden dat er een verhaal is)


  • This novel is written in the form of a diary so most of the sections are short. I enjoyed the author's telling of what life on bed rest during pregnancy really looks like - it's not fun and games. It's a lot of work and more boredom. At the end, this mom delivered a healthy baby - and that's all that matters.




  • Ugh. I'm just giving up on this book. It's awful. For awhile I was dragging myself through it and was like, well, I should just read it and finish it, but you know what? Eff that. Life is too short to force myself to finish crap books, so into the DNF pile for you.I wanted to read this because it was about pregnancy, and I want to have children eventually and the maternal clock is ticking so I thought maybe reading about someone being pregnant would sort of scratch that itch in the meantime, but [...]


  • I feel a bit bad giving this book only one star. I didn't need to buy it in the first place, other than the fact that there were booksellers set up in the hospital cafeteria on a stressful day in a previous placement, and they were selling 3-for-£5. I bought six. No justification. I knew, when I read all the fannying about, explaining the first-person narrative by framing it as a diary (totally fucking pointless and wasn't even used consistently), that it was going to bug the tits off me. But d [...]


  • There is more to Sara Bilston's 'BED REST' than meets the eye. On the surface it is a witty tale of a woman ordered to be on bed rest for the remaining 15 weeks of her pregnancy. Quinn, or Q as she is affectionately called, decides to write a diary about her weeks on bed rest for her child to read one day but as bed rest starts to take it's toll, Q soon realizes that her life may not be the perfect life within which to raise a child.Q and husband Tom seem to have it all. They are both high power [...]


  • Quinn Boothroyd, expat Brit married to American lawyer Tom and currently pregnant with their first child, discovers a major glitch in the pregnancy (besides the fact that her and Tom's high-stress life is going to be impossible once the baby arrives): low amniotic fluid. If the baby is to survive, Q has to stay on her left side for the next thirteen weeks. As a woman once diagnosed with placenta previa during her first pregnancy (I recall the doctor talking about blood "literally pouring off the [...]


  • Bed Rest turned out to be a much more mature story than I expected. It was a quick read that kept my interest, but I had expected a shopaholic type character with silly high jinks. The main character, Q, is British, married to an American, and living in New York. That's obviously why the blurbs on the dust cover are comparing the book to the shopaholic books. The similarities end there, however. Q is a grown up grappling with major issues of a workaholic husband, down right cruel sister, boredom [...]


  • I wish I could give this book no stars at all. I had a pretty good sense that I would not finish the book, right from the start, but I try to go at least 50 pages in before I set a novel aside. I don't think I made it past 30 (sorry, I'm reading on a Kindle and don't know what page I was on when I finally hit the wall). The author has a sophomoric, smug voice, terribly unlikeable and mean. What finally did it for me was when Q (the protagonist) describes a scene taking place in the building acro [...]


  • This was a good audio book and my first by Sarah Bilston. It had its funny moments as Quinn "Q" Boothroyd, a workaholic lawyer who recently made the move from London to New york with her American-born husband, Tom, was succumbed to bed rest for the last three months of her pregnancy after doctors find her amniotic fluids to be too low. At first, she figures it will be a breeze, after all, Q has never been one who has a hard time keeping herself busy or entertained. However, after a mere seven or [...]


  • Probably 2.5 stars, if there could be such a designation, but I rounded up. Bedrest is a very quick read, could probably be finished in an afternoon. It took me longer, because I didn't feel particularly compelled to pick this book up when I had some free time. The concept was appealing to me.a successful woman, pregnant with her first child, placed on bedrest during the last trimester of pregnancy. The book is written in a diary format, which didn't work for me. "Q" (short for Quinn), the prota [...]


  • I had gone to the library to pick up some books I had on hold and decided to buzz through the fiction section while there. As I walked through, I saw Bed Rest sitting on a shelf and picked it up on a whim.It’s a pretty basic book. It’s short (you could read it in an afternoon or in a couple days), has a simple plot (pregnant NYC woman gets placed on bed rest, antics ensue) and ends on a fairly predictable note. This by no means, however, means that it’s not worth reading. It’s a light, f [...]


  • Q is pregnant but there are complications so she has to spend the final 3 months of her pregnancy in bed. She's English and married to an American so all of her family are in the UK. I enjoyed the book which is written in the form of a diary - Q is quite a funny character, but I felt it was a kind of bittersweet kind of humour. She literally is not allowed to move at all and is reliant on other people to do most things for her and meets a collection of characters who come to entertain her. She h [...]


  • Crap crap crap chicklit. The super glossy Kinsella-type stuff too. Blah. British girl who now lives in NY (of course!) and normally has a super go go go lawyer career is stuck on bed rest for the reminder of her pregnancy. Oh the horrors! Since she has nothing better to do, she gets involved with her neighbors plight to save the building across the street from being torn down. She also deals with family stuff. At the end, she and her husband are barely talking, but as usual somehow magically wor [...]


  • The question on the cover is 'Can you live your life without leaving your bed?' I reckon I'd give it a fair shot.I enjoyed this piece of chick-lit, read for light relief amonst a batch of serious books. Apart from anything else it's the first time I can remember seeing my favourite abusive name (Ratbag!) in print and there was also a lovely wistful description Q gives of her husband, sleeping on a mat on the floor 'wrapped up in a body that doesn't seem to belong to me any more'. However as a Bo [...]


  • A young English lawyer, married to an American and living in New York, goes for a routine scan, finds her amniotic fluid dangerously low and is confined to bed for the duration of her pregnancy. But life doesn't end there: whilst lying on her sofa she finds herself the confidante for a colleague embroiled in an affair with a married man, forced to reassess her relationships with her mother and sisters and even with her late father, and acting as legal adviser for a group of elderly tenants faced [...]


  • The cover says, 'Even if you've never been pregnant you'll be as instantly hooked on this addictive novel as I was.'. Er No, I don't think so. I am pregnant and on bed rest albeit for different reasons than the main character but I was not that impressed by the writing or the story. Q is a whining, mean woman whose bed rest just makes her personality worse. It was a tiring read and I was happy to be finished it. Besides the fact that as I suspected the author wrapped up all the angst of the prev [...]


  • As I go through as many pregnancy books as possible with my first pregnancy, some of these books just didn't need to be written. Some are entertaining and a good distraction while others such as this one was a waste of time. I don't feel like there was any subsistence to this book or any real point. I'm glad she got through the bed rest and had a healthy baby boy but getting there was rough to read. It wasn't entertaining or funny or keeping you on the edge of your seat in any way. This was an o [...]


  • The main character was totally unlikeable. So was her husband. Both completely self centered. Q (the main character) performs one act of kindness throughout the whole book, but the truth is, she only did it because she was bored on bedrest and had nothing better to do. I highly doubt she would have helped her neighbors with their legal woes had she still been able to go to work every day. In the end, it all works out and everything is hunky dory. All wrapped up with a nice little bow in the last [...]


  • Bed Rest was a surprisingly disappointing novel. The characters created are highly realistic and even likeable, but the plot was definitely lacking. It's short (my edition is only 215 pages) but torturous for the reader. The main character, Q, is put on bedrest during her last three months of pregnancy. All she has to journal about is what takes place in her home--guests, relationships, etc. But ultimately, there is not enough of a storyline to warrant this long of a book.It's unlikely I'll pick [...]


  • Classico chick-lit in cui la protagonista ha già tutto quello che di solito in un chick-lit è lo scopo di tutto: Queen ha già un bel lavoro, un bellissimo marito, uno splendido loft Cosa resta quindi? Resta la lettura di quelli che sono gli ultimi mesi di una gravidanza difficile, con la noia di Q e con tutto quello che mangia, con la vicenda dei vecchi condomini sfrattati e lei che si crede l'eroina della palazzina.Due stelle sono anche tante per il libro che è, le pagine passano e quello c [...]


  • I picked this book up at the local dollar store for $3.00 - it was $3.00 well spent! It was fun, light reading and I often found myself laughing with the heroines self-degrading (especially when it came to the food) humor. I also found myself rooting for her as she tried to keep her fluids up and the baby inside of her for as long as possible.And the endinge ending was worthy of any chicklit novel. This book might not be the next great American novel, or cover "hard" subject matter like murder o [...]


  • I try to vary my reading material, but sometimes I should not bother. This is the tale of an English woman lawyer married to an American lawyer, who is striving to be made partner at prestigious New York firm. Quinn, this main character is pregnant. It was planned. But then her amniotic fluid level drops and she is forced to complete bed rest lying on her left side. The majority of this book is her adventures on bed rest and her feeling about the visitors and her husband, who is absent. There is [...]


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