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Monday, May 26, 2014

What's On Your Nightstand - June

What's On Your NightstandIt's time again for another What's On Your Nightstand which is a monthly meme hosted by 5 Minutes for Books. The basic idea of the meme is to share your reading goals and plans for the upcoming month.

I missed last month and don't even remember the month before (not looking it up this time!) and so I shall start with a clean slate. At the time you are reading this post, I will be returning home with Bookworm4 (!!!). More about that in the near future but for the present, let's just say that the addition of the fourth child is certainly cutting back on my reading time. (And that's perfectly ok!)

Because I don't anticipate much reading time, I'll keep my own expectations low and only list a few of the books that I have laying about that I'd like to get to sooner, rather than later.

Books I KNOW I will read:

1. I will keep up with my Bible reading. (I've been reading through using a Chronilogical Bible which is divided up into one year of reading. So far I'm on track!)

2. I will read this month's book club selection: King Solomon's Mines.


To reiterate about the Reading to Know Classics Book Club - you are welcome to jump in at any time! We alternate between reading children and adult classics to help busy readers keep up with the pace. We welcome people to jump in whichever month they'd like. To learn more about the classics-based book club and view our reading schedule for the year see this post.

Reading to Know - Book Club

Books I HOPE to read:

1. Next month (July) we will kick off the FIFTH annual Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge. (5 years!! Can you believe it?!?)

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge

I'm kind of thinking that I should start reading ahead on this ASAP so that I can actually participate and lead off on the discussions! I absolutely love this particular challenge and I can't wait to visit Narnia again!

Personally I want to re-read The Horse and His Boy and The Last Battle.

Heads up if you plan to participate!

2. My in-town book club is reading The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society this month. I read this book back in 2009 and I think it's time for a re-read! I'm looking forward to it as I remember it being very fun! (I'm not re-reading my review - linked - because I want to be re-surprised. My memory being what it is, I should be able to enjoy the story again like new. ) ;)



Beyond that, I won't plan for much.

:)

What's on your nightstand? I'm excited to find out!

11 comments:

Amber said...

Congratulations on #4!! How exciting! :)

Annette Whipple said...

AH! So excited for BW4!

I recently snaggged Guernsey at a book sale for $1. I listened to it before (probably at your prompting), and thought it would be worthwhile to own. I already lent it to a friend.

I don't think I knew you are reading through the Bible...or I just forgot. :)

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I'm impressed that you've kept apace with your chronological Bibke reading, I takes a REAL concerted effort got me to do that!

Joyful Reader said...

Congratulations! I must have had my head under a rock!
I hope you get some reading time in. But if not who cares! #4 how fun!

Lisa notes... said...

Congratulations on Bookworm 4!!! Enjoy! Definitely keep your reading expectations low. :)

I remember The GL Potato Peel Pie Society as a fun book too. (I may have even picked it up initially because of you!)

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on Bookworm 4!!! How exciting! Yes, reading and blogging definitely take a back seat.

I still need to read The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society some time.

I'm planning to read chronologically my next time through the Bible, which will probably be next year as I'm just now in I Chronicles.

Tonia L said...

Congrats on #4!

Enjoy your Guernsey re-read - I enjoyed that one as well. Good book!

Beth Starr said...

Congratulations on #4.

I loved Guernsey and need to re-read it.

Cassandra said...

I like your plan!! I'm curious what you think of reading through the Bible chronologically.

Bluerose said...

My tabs keep getting closed, so it's been longer than I intended since I've commented. With BW4 being home, I debated just leaving you alone or catching up. ;) Congratulations, again!!!!

I'm proud of you for keeping up your chronological Bible reading! I always tend to get behind.

I'm super excited about King Solomon's Mines, so I'm determined to get it read in time this month!

The book I'm most excited to get to is The Golem and the Jinni by Wecker. My library finally got it. :D

bekahcubed said...

That sounds like plenty enough reading to keep you busy for a month along with adjusting to a new member of the family. I'm excited that Narnia is coming up soon - it seems like it's been forever since I last traveled there!

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