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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
What's On My Nightstand
I am a one book at a time kind of girl. Sometimes, I may have a nonfiction and fiction going at the same time, but not often. I don't know why, perhaps because my brain is going in many directions at the moment, but I am reading four books at once. Here's a glimpse at what's in my current reading pile.

Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids: A Guide to Getting Your Kids Active in the Great Outdoors is my next book for Kirkus Reviews. As I type, my kids are playing outside with all the neighborhood kids, but we have room for improvement when it comes to exploring the great outdoors. I am looking forward to the suggestions in this practical guide.

We're Not Leaving: 9/11 Responders Tell Their Stories of Courage, Sacrifice, and Renewal is a raw and touching collection of stories from the first responders of 9/11. I will be reviewing this at 5M4B soon. It's difficult to believe it's been almost ten years since the terrorist attacks.

Fairer than Morning is a new historical fiction title from Thomas Nelson. I haven't gotten very far into it, but I am excited to read this story because the author worships with my brother and his family. My sister-in-law had mentioned the book to me, so I was excited when it was sent to me for review.

Leaving is one of the books in the Bailey Flanigan series by Karen Kingsbury. This series piggybacks on three other series by the same author. One one hand, I enjoy feeling like I am keeping up with old friends. On the other hand, the books follow a typical pattern. I feel like things are being drawn out just to make more books. It's become like watching a train wreck; I'm having a difficult time walking away.

If you would like to find out what others are reading, be sure to visit the Nightstand carnival today!


  posted at 6:41 AM  

At August 23, 2011 11:49 AM, Blogger Lisa notes... said...

Four books at once. That sounds like me. :-) But I enjoy it that way, as long as the books aren’t too similar to each other.

We’re Not Leaving sounds like a real tear-jerker. It is definitely hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years. Wow.

Enjoy your reading!

At August 23, 2011 12:43 PM, Blogger Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

The 9/11 book sounds gripping. I'll have to add that to my list.

At August 23, 2011 3:29 PM, Blogger Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I'm a many books at a time reader :) But I usually only have one novel going at a time, except when one really jumps out at me and cuts its way up in line!

At August 23, 2011 10:59 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

I usually have 2 books going at once, one print and one audio. I don't know how people can read multiple books!

I haven't accepted any of the 9/11 books that have come through. It's been 10 years but I just don't want to go there.

At August 24, 2011 10:44 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

I'm a one-book-at-a-time kinda gal myself! But I'm currently in the middle of two books. =) Shake things up a bit, I guess!

Love the looks of that Outdoor Parents/Outdoor Kids book! We've been working on that. I'd be curious for your thoughts on it when you are done and if you find time to share about it!

At August 24, 2011 3:35 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

I'm interested in the 9/11 responders book. It's seems like it only happened yestereday.

At August 29, 2011 9:09 PM, Blogger Trish said...

I know what you mean about the Kingsbury books drawing things out a bit. Although I don't mind very much because I enjoy reading her stuff.

At August 30, 2011 5:10 PM, Blogger Cassandra said...

Outdoor Parents Outdoor Kids sounds like a good book. Hopefully by the time I have kids old enough to play outdoors, we will live someplace that is possible! Ha! I'm in Phoenix Arizona and am not very fond of the weather...

Happy reading!


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