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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Nightstand--February (and Other Topics)
I haven't posted in a week, mostly because I was busy with day-to-day things as well as cleaning and cooking for company to come over on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Additionally, my Favorite Boy's basketball tournament is keeping us busy, and I am making final preparations for my half-marathon trip this weekend. With flu, strep, and a stomach bug making their rounds in our area, I am praying that the germs stay away until next Monday!!!! After I've trained for so long, I don't want to do a 13.1 mile race feeling badly, and I also don't want to leave my husband with sick kids. Maybe we should just lock ourselves in the closet until Friday morning.

It's time for the monthly Nightstand carnival at 5 Minutes for Books. From my list last month, I completed Another Dawn by Kathryn Cushman (review coming soon at 5M4B), Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (review HERE), and The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin. I read a few others as well, and I need to update my reading list in the sidebar. I am still working on Parenting by The Book by John Rosemond and Logged On and Tuned Out by Vicki Courtney, and I am adding the following books to my pile:

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Fade to Blue by Julie Carobini
Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gloria Gottschall

I am excited to take my new Nook with me to Disney this weekend. I have Unbroken on it, so I will enjoy trying it out at the airport and during down time. I also got a free copy of the Bible, so I can have a Bible handy without taking up a lot of space in my suitcase.

I may post sporadically (if at all) for the rest of the week, but I'll have lots to say next week!


  posted at 10:09 AM  

At February 22, 2011 12:48 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

We've been locking ourselves away to stay well also! We have a minor bug right now but nothing too dreadfully serious (thank goodness.)

I hope you have an awesome trip!

At February 22, 2011 1:15 PM, Blogger mommablogsalot said...

Your list looks very good. Unbroken and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana in particular intrigue me!

At February 22, 2011 1:59 PM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I liked Logged On and Tuned Out. Read a while ago. Good thoughts.

I got a Kathryn Cushman book free on Kindle (stockpiled) -- one that you reviewed. I don't know when/if I'll read it, but it's there!

Unbroken is such a popular book -- I'd love you to write up a review if you can. Amy at Hope is the Word just linked to her great review. I'm hoping to read it (I gave it to my dad for Christmas).

At February 22, 2011 2:12 PM, Blogger morninglight mama said...

Have a blast on your trip, Lauren!

At February 22, 2011 3:18 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

The Dressmaker sounds really good!! It's definitely a book getting added to my to-read list.

Good luck with your half marathon!

At February 22, 2011 3:38 PM, Anonymous Susan said...

Well, I was all ready to comment on books, but I have to say - have a GREAT time at Disney! We went in 2008, and I would dearly love to return. It truly is a magical place.

At February 22, 2011 8:02 PM, Anonymous bekahcubed said...

Ah, The Maker's Diet, another of those books I'm professionally interested in but just can't force my worn-out-from-work-in-long-term-care brain to want to deal with. Fortunately for me, my LTC patients don't really care for my take on the latest in pop nutrition--but I still wish I could stay on top of it anyway!

Enjoy your time in Disney (and reading!)

At February 22, 2011 8:46 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I'm so jealous of your trip to Disney! And good luck with your half mile, maybe someday I'll get there...

I'm looking forward to your review of Another Dawn.

At February 22, 2011 9:29 PM, Blogger Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Oh, Unbroken is fabulous!!!!!! It will make for very absorbing reading while you're traveling, only do be forewarned that it has to do with airplanes in war, if you're prone to get nervous while flying. Have a great trip to WDW and best of luck on your half-marathon!

At February 23, 2011 8:38 PM, Blogger Jana @sidetrackd said...

Locking yourselves in the closet might be your best bet. :-) hope everyone stays well and you enjoy your trip and race.

At February 26, 2011 10:17 PM, Anonymous Trish said...

Sounds like a fun list, and I hope you had an awesome time on your trip!!


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