Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What's On My Nightstand - May

It's that time again...time to tell you all about the wonderful adventures awaiting me on my nightstand. After all the bragging I did about not buying any new books last month, you will be surprised to know that I fell off the wagon: Big Time! I have made one trip to Half Price Books and two trips to Barnes and Noble since last month. I made the trip to Half Price every seeing all the amazing things everyone else was reading last month. And the two trips to B&N...well, they came after I surveyed everyone's "I Read It" list. Probably need to stay away this month!

Books I Read:

Revenge Of The Gypsy Queen by Kris Neri - Ehh! Nothing to get excited about.

The Proper Care And Feeding Of Husbands by Dr. Laura Schlessinger - Highly recommend this to anyone who is married and especially if you have been married over ten years. I wrote a little bit about it here.

Savor The Moment: Book Three in the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts - Fun read. Now that three of the four partners at Vows are in serious romantic relationships, I can hardly wait to see how things turn our for Parker...Miss-Has-It-All-Together. Will it really be with Mal, the mechanic? I will have to wait until November to find out. (If nothing else, the cover art of a bride's cake will make you want to pick up this book! Looks delicious!)

Corpse On The Cob: An Odelia Grey Mystery by Sue Ann Jaffarian - I read it in one day. Of course there is much else I have been able to do since having my gallbladder removed on Friday...but still. It was a pretty good read for a mystery without the gory stuff that really disturbs me. My mother would probably find this book to be boring...but I can't take the graphic stuff. Plus I loved the plus-sized heroine, a lot!

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman by Nora Ephron - I was in love with this book from the opening chapter on purses...I have the same hate/need relationship with them myself. My purse is not organized, neither do I change it out to match my outfit. It is a tool that I am forced to use because I am a woman and I need 'stuff' while I am away from home. My girls have a purse for every outfit and then some. They buy them for me...really nice ones...and I try to co-ordinate, but I get so tired of moving things around and then I don't have what I need because I left it in the other purse until I finally just carry the same one around until they get me a new one for my birthday or Christmas!

Books I Am Reading:

66 Love Letters: A Conversation With God That Invites You Into His Story by Dr. Larry Crabb - I am listening to the audiobook on my iPhone...or at least I was listening to it on my iPhone until someone in my family 'borrowed' my cable from my truck which I still haven't found...then I will be listening again.

The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller -I am starting it this evening.

Books To Be Read:

Besides the nine books still remaining from last month's list, I have also added:

(Click on the name if you want more information - this will take you to the Amazon page...since I haven't read it yet, I can't tell you much about it!)

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

The Girls From Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-years Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow

Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Sullivan's Island: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank

Killer Blonde (Jaine Austen Mysteries) by Laura Levine

Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, And Finding The Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald

What To Wear For The Rest Of Your Life: Ageless Secrets Of Style by Kim Johnson Gross

So that is nine more books added to the list...and I will get to them. Sooner or later!

What's on your nightstand? What have you read lately and enjoyed? Let me know...and I will try to refrain from buying it until I read some of these. But no promises!


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you felt like posting a blog after everything that happened yesterday. I can sympathize on your problem. Been there and done that.

I will take things one at a time.

Purse...buy organizers to go in your purse. That way you only have to remove a few items to get everything from one purse to another one. Also, you only need 2 colors...black and brown. Everything goes with these 2 colors. Get them about the same size so everything fits from one to another.

The Senators Wife - It's a good read and insightful. Nothing earth shattering but I think you will enjoy it.

The Girls from Ames - How can a man get into a woman's head. They haven't figures us out after eons on this earth. What makes Mr. Zaslow think he can write about our emotions and trials?

Sullivan's Island - I read a few of Ms. Frank's books and although some of them are good, I found most to be boring.

What to Wear... - I need to buy this book. My girls think I dress way too old for my age.

I'm reading a new author I found a few weeks ago...Julie Garwood. I have read several of her books and so far they have been pretty good.

Go to the library if you want to stay out of B & N and 1/2 $ Books. They're free!!! Jim will love that.

Hope you are feeling better soon. Call or e-mail me if you need me to come down for a few days to help out.

Love ya,

Brenda said...

Wow didn't expect to see anything here so glad you feel up to posting...books all sound interesting great you are an avid reader.
Let me know if you anything just a call away

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