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Monday, January 25, 2010

What's On Your Nightstand?

What's On Your NightstandThis month my stack is AMAZINGLY PATHETIC. I'd been trying to give myself little bite sized chunks to work with on a monthly basis, using Nightstand as a way to think in baby steps. However, this month I feel like my Nightstand just crumbled under the weight of a kabillion books and I don't even know where to begin picking up the pieces.

Mostly, I've just tried reading a little bit of everything, trying to cover all my bases. Doesn't really help in the sanity department, but at least I'm not drowning. I think.

The DELIGHTS of my reading life are currently the following:

L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge
mysterychallenge

I still feel like I should be reading something other than Anne and mysteries though and so there are books on the fringes but my focus at the moment is on these fine young ladies:



Beyond them, I'm trying to hit the following titles:

Becoming Spiritually Beautiful: Seeing Yourself from God's Perspective

An Experiment in Criticism (Canto)

And I WILL be reading Esther which is part of the Great Lives Series by Charles Swindoll that I've committed to reading during 2010.

Click here to read my review of David, which is the first book in the series and the one I just finished reading.

I'm excited to be reading this series with Jonathan as it gives us plenty to talk about between the two of us and I'm also excited to share it around these parts. I'm really glad to be giving myself a month to read each book in the Great Lives series as it allows for me to take each book in small chunks so that I can better glean and learn.

I have a smattering of other books scattered all over my house but these are the ones screaming for my immediate attention so they'll get the mention on this month's Nighstand.

As a reminder, this past month I read and wrote a review of Thicker Than Blood, by C.J. Darington. There is still time to enter the contest to win a copy for yourself -- and add it to your overflowing nightstand, no doubt! (Ahhh, the beauty of having too many books!)



In the meantime, what are you reading? I'm excited to find out! Link up your What's On Your Nighstand post over at 5 Minutes for Books and join in with us in sharing what has your attention these days.

16 comments:

Susan said...

I think January is a great time to treat yourself to Anne and other delights ... heaven knows we need something to get through the dreary winter days! The Bible characters series sounds intriguing ...

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Oh gosh, I loved the Anne of Green Gables series - I remember just devouring them as a teen. I should re-read them, I bet they're quite enjoyable! Happy reading!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Aw, just read what you want! Who cares if it's all mysterious and Anne. . . .

Amy said...

Oh, we responsible, committed people carry a heavy weight at times, don't we, Carrie? ;-)

ENJOY your reading! :-)

Julie said...

That Cherry Ames book looks so familiar! I may have come across that in my youth (although my faves were the Trixie Belden series.) Happy Reading.

Lisa notes... said...

Hope you'll leave a review of "Becoming Spiritually Beautiful" when you finish it. I love the title. Thanks for sharing your list.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Sounds like you're having a great time with Anne and Mysteries. In the last 10 days I've read the first 3 Anne books and the first Nancy Drew. My house was a disaster and my children out of control but that's the price to pay for time with old 'friends.' Right? :)

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Anne of the Island was very good.

Here is mine

Shawntele said...

I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on Esther!

mommablogsalot said...

The Esther book looks very cool - happy reading!

Buffie said...

Great list. I definitely have too many books, but I don't let that stop me from picking up more either. Good luck with all your reading.

monica said...

I'm re-reading Anne now on my eBook reader.

and the cover of that Student Nurse is too funny.

Nise' said...

I have read good things about Thicker Than Blood and want to read it.

morninglight mama said...

I totally understand about sometimes feeling like you're drowning as you're trying to sort out your reading materials. As long as you're enjoying yourself when the book is in your hand, that's all that matters, right? :)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I haven't read any of the Swindoll books, but after reading your review of David, I plan to do so in the future! Thanks!

Veggiemomof2 said...

I just did Beth Moore's bible study of Esther & it was really good. It read like a story and I like that.

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