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Monday, November 24, 2008

What's On My Nightstand

What's On Your NightstandYup! It's time already! Time to tell you what's on my nightstand.

I've been down with a pretty bad headcold the last few days so I'll keep this entry fairly brief and very uncreative. Not that I've been wildly creative with these entries in the past but still . . . one can try. Just not this month.

The TBR books at the top of my 5 Minutes for Books stack include the following:

Guns of Thunder and Guns of the Lion are the first two books in the Faith and Freedom series published by P&R Publishing. I'm constantly hunting for good series for boys (seeing that I have one) that I would want to provide for my son to enjoy as he grows up. I have hopes for this series and I'm really, really, really curious to get to them! Stay tuned to 5 Minutes for Books for my thoughts on this series. I'm sure I'll have some. Thoughts, that is.

I also have Parenting with Love & Logic in the pile, which came at the recommendation of a friend of mine who is a public school teacher and has used the Love & Logic Approach in her class. I wanted to see what it's all about.

At the top of my personal TBR list for Reading to Know, you'll find:


Radical Womanhood (This was on my nightstand last month and really, I will read it. In the meantime, while you are awaiting my opinion on it, you can always go and read Lisa's review.)

The Chronicles of Narnia. I ache to get to it and I really want to read through them again before Prince Caspian comes out on video.

Then, of course, the Faerie Queen still awaits!

That's what's lurking and mocking me from my "nightstand." What's on yours?

12 comments:

Emily said...

I'm chugging along with Brisingr still and also, I'm reading Great Expectations. That book is crazy long!

Katrina said...

I will definitely be watching for your thoughts on the Faith & Freedom series, since I, too, am always looking for good books for boys. Camden goes through books far too quickly -- I'm always scrambling for what comes next.

I like the Love & Logic approach. I don't know if I agree with every single thing in the book (it's been a while since I read it, though), but the calm, matter-of-fact approach is something I'm always striving for.

Janet said...

I haven't heard of the Faith and Freedom series. Looks promising!

I can't wait for Caspian to be available on DVD. I loved it.

Hope your head cold heals soon. They can be truly miserable -- especially on a holiday.

Lindsay said...

Great list! I look forward to hearing your reviews on some of these books :-) I want to reread some of the Narnia series before Prince Caspian comes out on video as well :-)

Barbara H. said...

Loved Narnia -- I want to read it again some time. Radical Femininity sounds good, too,

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Those sound great! Can't wait to read your reviews and dive into a few of those myself.

LuAnn said...

I will have to check out the Faith and Freedom for my son.

Alicia said...

Love and Logic looks great! And I can't wait to check out that Faith and Freedom series as well. When you review it, please tell what age boys you think it's appropriate for!

Sky said...

An author I really enjoy and whos books would do for boys (and girls) is G. A. Henty. He took high points in history and wove a tale of adventure and moral meaning into it,he made history exciting and new while instilling values and integrity.
I loved them and am hoping to own all of them some day!

http://www.henty.com/

max said...

I grew up as a reluctant reader. Now I write action-adventures & mysteries, especially for tween boys, that girls and boys hate to put down. My web site is at http://www.maxbooks.9k.com and my Books for Boys blog is at http://booksandboys.blogspot.com

I also have a short story in a new book called LAY UPS and LONG SHOTS, published by Darby Creek Publishing. It's a Junior Library Guild selection. I'm also featured in an article in the 2009 edition of Children's Writer Guide.

My other books are all ranked by Accelerated Reader

Max Elliot Anderson

Ali said...

The Love & Logic approach was really helpful to me during a tough phase of my kids' development. Not sure if I'm still using the techniques out of habit or if I've completely strayed, but things are pretty smooth here lately (knock on wood). Maybe I should reread it and find out?

gail@more than a song said...

I'm not sure I've heard of any of your books before! There are just so many books I'll never get around to.
Thanks for stopping by; so far I haven't been very motivated to read Mozart's Sister, good thing it's borrowed from my sister b/c she has a great return policy!

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