Thursday, August 26, 2010

What's On My Nightstand - August

I missed the 5 Minutes for Books Nightstand carnival on Tuesday...and in July...and in June.

Oh, well, better late than never!

If you want to know everything I have read since May, you can click here to see my Reading List for 2010. (Items 18 through 31 were read this summer.)

In the past month I have posted my thoughts on the following books:

One For the Money; Two For the Dough; and Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich; Love And War: Finding the Marriage You've Dreamed Of by John and Stasi Eldredge; Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green; and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell; all mentioned here.

And Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford; mentioned here.

Currently Reading:
Becoming Jane Austen: The True Love Story That Inspired the Classic Novels by Jon Spence

I have so many books on my book stand that I have resorted to the draw system for reading them. Seriously! I have written down every title on a slip of paper and when I finish a book I draw another slip to decide what I am reading next. I am sure if something jumps out at me, I will rush it to the top of the list.

Without further ado, my 'To Be Read' list.

Still on the nightstand from April - The DaVinci Code; The Senator's Wife; and Snowflower and the Secret Fan

Left from May - The Happiness Project; Choosing Gratitude; The Postmistress; and Sullivan's Island.

New additions to my nightstand include:

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry

(all links for the 'To Be Read' list are for Amazon, just in case you would like more info on a particular book)


Doug said... might want to think about getting a Kindle or some other e-reader...takes MUCH less space, you can keep it in your purse, and you can read lots of things at the same time; whenever you open up a given book, it brings you right back to where you left off. We LOVE our Kindles!

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

I bet you will enjoy reading The Da Vinci Code. :) I know i did.

Fonda said...

Doug - I have given a lot of thought to getting a Kindle. I am just not sure I can get away from the feeling of holding a book in my hand and turning the pages for myself. I tried to read a book on my iPhone with a Kindle app...but it felt weird. Yet, I know the Kindle would take up much less room than all of these books. Glad to hear you guys like yours...I might give it another look.

Doll Clothes Gal Pal - I keep looking at Da Vinci and thinking I want to read it...but I want to read everything else too! That why I left my decisions to chance for a little while.

Thanks for stopping by!

Doug said...

Funny thing about turning pages. When I first got my Kindle, I occasionally found myself swiping my hand across the top of the machine like I was turning the page. The way the text is displayed on the e-Paper screen looks just like printing on a page.

August had the same thing happen to her when we got hers!

klham said...

from a design stand point nothing beats a cozy reading chair with tons of shelves filled with worn books... even though i dont read as much as you do i still think about having this some day :)