Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Fun Facts: What's on your nightstand?

Here's what we're reading...


Honestly, I haven't read a book since Eat, Pray, Love which I thought was super snooze-ville. (Tried to finish it, but just couldn't get interested in her meltdown). I blame my lack of reading on my current life phase of new babies because I used to be an avid reader.

But here is what I want to read and is actually sitting on my nightstand:

The Intentional Family given to me by one of my favorite peeps
Crucial Conversations
It Takes A Mother to Raise A Village borrowed from my sister
Parenting with Love and Logic
The Maker's Diet from my sister in law


My husband bought me a Jane Austen collection for Christmas. I am one to start at the beginning of a book and never skip ahead, so since Sense and Sensibility was the first book, that's what I'm reading. But I am anxiously awaiting the finish so I can start Pride and Prejudice ~ One of my favorite movies!

I'm also reading Ella Enchanted with my eight year old.


I just finished reading Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

This is book #2 in The Hunger Games trilogy. This had been sitting by my bed for a week before starting it. I had checked it out from the library and since the request list was a long one for this book I had to hustle up and finish it. I waited a VERY long time to get this book, so I didn't want to drop back down to the bottom of the list. I think I read this in about 3 days time. Now I have to wait until later this summer for the final book to arrive. ARGH!!!

Next I am moving onto The Scarlet Pimpernel--recommended by Annette at her Book Barn Blog.

(Leslie, I just have to add that until maybe a year ago I hadn't read anything fun for myself in I don't know how many years. Seriously, for just the very reason you stated--the raising babies phase of my life.)

Now that you know what we're reading, we want to know what's on your nightstand! Do tell...


  1. Funny enough, the Scarlet Pimpernel. It's my favoritest book of all time! I have read it so many times and it seems to just reside on my bedside table. I'm also reading Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler, and the Firm by John Grisham. I just finished reading Still Life with Crows by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It was a great read! Have fun with the Scarlet Pimpernel. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as I do!

  2. I'm reading "Secret Daughter" by Shilpi Somaya Gowda. So far, an excellent, compelling read, particularly heart-wrenching for mothers.

  3. I'm reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies to the kids and I just finished the 3rd book in the Fablehaven series. Now I have to wait for the 4th to come in the mail. It will give me some time to catch up on the laundry.

    I can't wait for Mockingjay!

  4. I just finished Catching Fire. It was an incredibly fast read! And I, like everyone else, cant' wait for August.

    Right now I am reading Around the World in Eighty Days. I've never read it before and I'm loving it. With my husband I am reading some Louis L'Amour short stories. To my boys I am reading How to Eat Fried Worms, and to my girls I am reading A Little Princess. Lots of good stuff!

  5. haha. not my nightstand, moreso an entire SHELF... too many. But I DO love the intentional family. Its a FANTASTIC book, Leslie. One of my favorites gave it to me as well. a worthy read!

  6. Agatha Christie right now, I love mysteries!


  7. I am reading the Birth House by Ami McKay. I favor historical novels and this one takes place in 1917 in Nova Scotia.

  8. I am reading Lightning by Dean Koontz. Read it! Loved the Hunger Games & Catching Fire. I need to get back to some Jane Austen, haven't since the teenage years. It's only been in the last 2 year I've gotten back to pleasure reading. Same reasons, raising little kids.



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