I abandoned my laptop mid task to hang off the side of my bed. I lay motionless for hours, stirring only to turn the pages of that jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching novel. Taylor Jenkins Reid left me clinging to a paperback in a way that I hadn’t for years. So I’m determined not to let Netflix ruin the Evelyn Hugo for me. Please, not her.
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In mid-January, my husband and I were having an argument. Our 1-year-old had just tested positive for Covid-19 and was occasionally grunting between breaths. I called urgent care and was told we should take her to the emergency room. But, because I had been up all night with her, I was too exhausted to drive.
“I’m worried,” I told my husband. “I want you to take her to the hospital.”
“Doctors always tell us to take the baby to the E.R.