Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's On My Nightstand

What's On Your Nightstand

I seem to always be a day late for the 'What's On Your Nightstand' blogging carnival over at 5 Minutes for Books. But, due to the weather, not today!

So, without further ado, here is what's on my nightstand this week:

Pretty dry stuff for the most part, huh? I apologize that it is not more exciting for you. I have been reading a lot of fiction lately and the non-fiction has been piling up. I have made a deal with myself that I will not buy any more 'fun' reading until I get some of this 'important' reading completed.

If you read my only other 'Nightstand' post last August, then you know that this has been in my 'to read' pile for a LOOONG time. I finally opened it last night because I am beginning to feel overwhelmed by life...just in case you missed that fact in Sunday's post.
These two books are my attempt to get on top of my HR responsibilities at work. Not my favorite aspect, but a necessary evil of doing business.

What can I say about the following book except 'grew up with a younger sister, now have two teen aged boys at home'.

If you asked the girls, they would tell you that I had no boundary issues with them...but these boys are another can of worms entirely. I am at a loss most of the time and need the extra help that this book offers.

What I love about this book is that it breaks down not only healthy and unhealthy conflict...but how to deal with both reasonable and unreasonable people. Let's just say, I encounter 'unreasonable' people at times and leave it at that! :-)

And finally, the light at the end of the tunnel. My fun reading!
I picked up this book in January after reading the review at 5 Minutes for Books. I am looking forward to reading it...but I have to be 'in the mood' for a historical novel. So, it patiently awaits my arrival.

Lastly, this little jewel was recommended to me by a friend who loved the Chronicles of Narnia as much as I did. I mentioned to her that I was taking a slight reading break to allow the stories from Narnia to sink in. She praised this book as another of her favorites in the same vein and I am going to take her up on it as soon as I can make room for a little reading fun.

So, there you have what's on my nightstand this month. Hope you are enjoying a fun read or two yourself!


Stacy said...

Well, I can say that I read "A Wrinkle in Time" a long time ago - it has stuck with me - I really enjoyed it. Might need to read it again at some point in time, but I have to finish my Jesus and Relationship book first (not it's real name - can't think of it right now - but it is GOOD!)

morninglight mama said...

Oh, the People Problems book seems like something useful... I'd need an entire section devoted to in-law issues. :) Looks like a wide variety kind of list-- my favorite kind!

Nise' said...

Loved Wrinkle In Time, hope you do too.

Lisa writes... said...

I've read Boundaries for Teens and found it helpful--something of a surprise since I'm no fan of parenting books in any form or fashion! I have enough guilt on my own, thankyouverymuch! :-)