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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
What's On My Nightstand
It's already time for the monthly Nightstand carnival at 5 Minutes for Books. I have a few books in my pile, and since several of them are classics that I am hoping to read for the Classics Bookclub, I probably won't get them all finished in one month's time (I tend to read classics more slowly).

I am reading Little Women right now. I have never read it before, so when I was given the opportunity to read The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott, I decided to take the time to spend some time with Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. I am about halfway through, and I am enjoying it. I also have Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird in my stack.

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren, Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian, and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith are the other fiction titles in my stack. Chi Running and Marathoning for Mortals are my nonfiction titles.

I am not going to take the time for links in my post today, but if any of these titles interest you, I have a new widget in my sidebar that shows the book I am reading now and the books that are next in line. Be sure to visit 5 Minutes for Books to see what others are reading this month!


  posted at 7:54 AM  

At February 23, 2010 8:18 AM, Anonymous Barbara H. said...

You have some if my favorite classics there! I've read Little Women a few times and would love to again.

At February 23, 2010 9:09 AM, Anonymous Wendy said...

I LOVED the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series! I devoured them last fall, and had to rush out to borrow the HBO series.

At February 23, 2010 9:33 AM, Blogger Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I really want to read the Ladies Detective series.

Here is my nightstand

At February 23, 2010 9:53 AM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Love that new widget! That's awesome.

At February 23, 2010 10:19 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Cool widget! Saves link time I would think! (That DOES take a significant amount of time in the end!)

I'm, er, glad you mentioned Classic Bookclub. I suppose I should read one of the classics that I committed to before that rolls around, eh? Thanks for the reminder!

Can't WAIT to hear your thoughts on The Lost Summer of LMA!

At February 23, 2010 10:39 AM, Blogger morninglight mama said...

That is a cool widget- cuts out some of the work, huh? I read the first Ladies Detective Agency book a few summers back, but never went back for more... but not sure why... perhaps I'll give them a look again this summer.

At February 23, 2010 1:50 PM, Blogger Julie said...

The No 1 Ladies series is so good! I have been working through it slowly as to savor it lol. Happy reading!

At February 23, 2010 4:37 PM, Anonymous Lisa notes... said...

Oh, I hope you’re enjoying Little Women. It’s been a few years since I’ve read it, but I get a good feeling just thinking about it. So are you planning on a marathon? Good for you, if so!

At February 23, 2010 7:17 PM, Blogger Nise' said...

You have some great books on your stack! Enjoy.

At February 23, 2010 9:33 PM, Blogger Brittanie said...

I liked Little Women too. Sons of Thunder is on my TBR list too. :)

At February 24, 2010 11:25 AM, Blogger Susan said...

I am SO READY to add some classics to my list. I have to tell you that Little Women is one I've not read, but want to. Can't wait to hear what you think. I LOVED To Kill a Mockingbird...but I read it so many years ago...I'd like to do it again.


At February 24, 2010 1:46 PM, Anonymous Susan said...

Loved Little Women in 3rd grade; remember very little of it now. Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite. I visited the Brontes' home in Haworth and bought a copy there. Very neat!

At February 24, 2010 6:50 PM, Blogger Diane said...

Secrets of Eden was really good. Enjoy all of your books.

At February 28, 2010 3:42 PM, Blogger Jana (sidetrack'd) said...

Little Women is one of my all-time favorites; in fact, now that you mention it, I might have to pull it off the shelf again soon. There are a couple of others in your TBR pile that I'll have to add to my list. Thanks for sharing!

At March 03, 2010 3:52 PM, Blogger Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Now, that's a great stack of books! I have read both Little Women and Jane Eyre a very long time ago (but I'll duck my head and admit to never having read Pride & Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird, shame shame!), but I really should read them again. The Susan May Warren one looks good, and I love the #1 Ladies series. I have gotten them from the library and enjoyed them. They're a bit different from what I normally read, and I admit, the first one was just so-so for me. I think they had to grow on me and me adjust to his style of writing and his "voice". So, if you are undecided on the first one, don't give up, but give the second one a try, and see if they don't grow on you :)

Happy Reading! And oh, I must investigate that widget. I have a Currently Reading and Up Next to Read on my sidebar of my blog, but I have to do it all manually, including downloading and sizing a book cover. This looks easier! :)


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