Monday, September 21, 2009

Time's Up! Starting the clock over (again) . . .

What's On Your NightstandYES! I feel very happy about this last month because I read everything that was on my nightstand last month!

You can click on the titles to see my reviews:

Get Married - check!

Start Your Family - check!

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - check!

The Real Wizard of Oz - check!

Last month was so successful that I think I'll only tell you about the four titles I purpose to read this month. It's an easier goal for me to reach, I think. Last month I told you about books I was planning to read for Reading to Know so this month I'll tell you about four books I intend to read for 5 Minutes for Books, with one exception.

My friend Sarah at Library Hospital is hosting a Maud Hart Lovelace Challenge on her blog and I fully intend to participate in that. You might be familiar with her name because of the Betsy-Tacy books. I've never read them before and I'm glad Sarah is encouraging me in them. I picked up the first two books in the series from the library and I'm anxious to get to them.

To find out more about this challenge, CLICK HERE.

Now for the books I am planning to read for 5 Minutes for Books:

I've always enjoyed the concept of public speaking, if not actually doing so. Anything that pertains to learning how to become a better communicator tends to catch my eye. (It doesn't necessarily mean that I will put into practice what I've learned. However, I do like the idea of it. Ha! Pathetic.)

This book just looks plain cool. The premise is intriguing and I'm having a hard time keeping myself away from this one while I take care of other reading projects!

The following book has been sitting on my shelf for longer than I meant it to be there. Since it has to do with adoption, and we're on the tail end of closing our own adoption, I'm feeling very motivated to read this book:

Lastly, I've had this book on my nightstand before. I started it. And it's really interesting! But then I got sidetracked. I need to pick it up and complete it which shouldn't be too hard because I was well into it and I know it's a good read.

So, no one needs to make good on their threats of not leaving comments or unsubscribing if I didn't finish my Nightstand reads from last month! I followed through! I did it!

Now I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else accomplished!


Susan said...

Hmmmm .... Jew Store looks interesting. You sure read a lot - but I would expect that with your blog :) The Betsy Tacy challenge sounds intriguing too; haven't read those since childhood. I'll be anxious to read your thoughts!

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I've never read any of the Betsy Tacy books, either! Looks like a challenge I might need to check out!

Stephanie said...

We LOVE Betsy-Tacy at our house!! :) And I really enjoyed The Sacred Cipher. It is hard to put down.

Anonymous said...

I saw the Jew Store somewhere recently and it seems like it'd be a good read.

I've never read the Besty-Tacy series before either (or even heard of them until Sarah), so I'm thinking of looking for a copy. It makes me wonder what other good books I missed growing up.

morninglight mama said...

You are a reading machine-- no threats from anyone are justified! :)

These all look like interesting titles, and as usual, I look forward to reading your reviews of them!

Lisa notes... said...

You'll enjoy Betsy-Tacy. Cute stories. I'm so impressed that you completed last month's list. I'm still working on some of my August books. So I have fewer September books on my list. Live and learn. :-)

I love reading books about public speaking, too, even though I rarely do it. Something interesting about it; can't explain. Blessings to you!

Laura said...

Congrats on getting through them all! I did too - it's a great feeling.

Looks like some good ones for the month coming up too.

Carmen said...

That is a lot of reading for a month. Can't say I do it every month. These next three look GREAT! Haven't heard of any of them. But will add to my TBR list! Not my nightstand yet!

Barbara H. said...

Good job!!

I haven't read any of the Betsy-Tacy books, either. I only hear of them a few years ago.

Leya said...

I really want to read The Sacred Cipher, I just can't find it at my local library. I've suggested it for purchase, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Happy reading!

Jenny said...

I love the Betsty Tacy books. They were childhood favorites. I cannot wait until my daughter is old enough to read them as well. The Secret Cipher looks intriguing. I will have to look for that one.

Janet said...

I liked seeing the covers of your to-be-reads. Good idea!

Congrats on meeting your reading goals. You got a lot of reading in during what sounds like a very busy season.

ibeeeg said...

Congrats on a great reading month in Sept.
The Jew Store looks very interesting. I look forward to reading what you think.

Here is my Nightstand

Susanne said...

Looks like an interesting list. Happy reading.

Sharon said...

I've never read the Betsy & Tacy books. I may have to check those out!

Nise' said...

Congrats on reading all your books last month. Sacred Cipher was really good.

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