Monday, June 23, 2014

What's On Your Nightstand - July

What's On Your NightstandAnother month. And what a month it has been around here! Adjustment for Bookworm4 (who is 2 to start with!) has been good but tiring. He doesn't sleep well so . . . neither have we! Despite that, I have managed to read a few books these past few weeks.

I tried to be realistic last month about reading and didn't set many goals. Good choice! I didn't meet many goals of any sort! But we're all doing well and that's what's most important.

Last month I needed to read:

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I did that! I didn't review it because I couldn't think of anything particularly new to say. My intown book club read it together and I found both the re-reading and the discussion enjoyable. Quite the pleasant diversion.

2. King Solomon's Mines. I am starting this one tomorrow with the purpose of wrapping it up by the end of the week (fingers crossed!) for the Reading to Know Classics Book Club.

Reading to Know - Book Club

3. I wanted to get started on Narnia for next month's Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge. I have done that!

Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge

The kids and I are reading The Horse and His Boy and I am reading Live Like A Narnian (a new release with a title I am very envious of).

Next month should be more stable and I'm hoping to read the following:

1. 101 Dalmatians, by Dodie Smith. I'll be reading this one aloud with the kids (after The Horse and His Boy) also as part of the Reading to Know Classics Book Club.

2. Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life (Review copy)

After those titles I just have a lot of hopes and dreams where my reading is concerned. I want to read all of these titles in no particular order. All of them are lying about the house just waiting for me.

1. Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

2. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

3. I Am the Messenger

4. Redwall

We shall see!

Now, off to find out what's on your nightstand.


Mark Baker said...

I read The 101 Dalmations years ago. I don't remember much about it except how different it was from the Disney movie. Maybe I will try to see if the library has a copy I can borrow again (because I don't already have enough books to read).

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I'm most curious about the Narnia book and the Zusak book.

Annette Whipple said...

Can you believe I'm actually participating in the book club...a bit? :)

Happy reading, adjusting, and sleeping.

Lisa notes... said...

One of these years I'm going to join the Narnia Reading Challenge because I do love all those books. They deserve being read and reread. Dancing on the Head of a Pen sounds intriguing. I never got around to the Redwall books, but I hear they're very good. Maybe another season. Glad you're all doing well! Yes, that is what counts. :)

Unknown said...

My daughter and I are reading some Narnia this summer too - I love that series!

101 Dalmations is quite different from the Disney movie version but we liked it.

Happy reading!

Stephanie said...

I'm looking forward to 101 Dalmations next month (may need to start that a little early as it's staring a me from my pile). I finished King Solomon's Mines last week - glad I read that one, but wow. So not my normal reading material. : )

Glad you are getting some reading in with all the changes. : )

Barbara H. said...

I still need to read Guernsey some time. Dancing on the Head of a Pen and the Downton book sound interesting.

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