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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What's on YOUR Nightstand?

This monthly carnival is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books. Go on over and check it out!

My books aren't on my nightstand, they're all over my house. Next to each one I'll tell you where it is as well as how far I'm into it.

New this month ...
  • Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie) - currently it's in my car but it's actually my "carry it wherever I go" book - the writing is different than anything I've read before ... it really is amazing but requires lots of concentration so it's been slow going thus far

  • The Book That Changed My Life - this compilation of 71 essays is next to me on my desk - last night, in the midst of PMS misery (ugh), I just couldn't get into the Rushdie book so I picked up this one instead - I read all but the last 10 pages in one sitting! - check back tomorrow for my review

  • The Zookeeper's Wife (Diane Ackerman) - currently in my car - I just finished this book and it was fantastic! (here's my review) - I'm deciding whether to post it on PaperbackSwap or lend it to an IRL friend ...
  • Coming Unglued (Rebeca Sietz) - this is on my desk at work and I've barely started it - I got it from the publisher who told me it's about life, girlfriends, scrapbooking, and keeping it all together - sounds like fun to me!

  • Imagining Argentina (Lawrence Thornton) - on a shelf near my front door waiting for someone to request it through PBS (I'm ReadingAddict there, in case you want to request it from me!) - I posted my review a few days ago but I'll tell you again that this is a FABULOUS book - go read it right now!!!
Leftover from last month ...
  • Why the Wind Blows (Matthys Levy) - I keep this on at work in case I forget book #1 - so far it seems disjointed, but I'm hoping that things will come together if I keep reading
  • Some Experiences of an Irish RM (E. Somerville) - I keep this one in the bathroom - sometime I even read it while brushing my teeth. -it's quite enjoyable but easy to put down as well
  • Delta of Venus (Anias Nin) - This is near my bed. It deserves a post all of it's own ... it's the first erotica I've ever read (and it's for the 1% Well Read Challenge too!). Oh my, oh my, oh my ... you'll just have to wait for my review for more details. I only read this one occasionally - it's not an "every day" book! (This is basically what I wrote about this book last month ... I haven't even thought about reading it since then.)

  • 12,000 Miles In the Nick of Time (Mark & Rae Jacobson) - this one is stashed in a drawer near my bed ... I haven't touched it in over a month

What's on YOUR nightstand/bed/desk/wherever? Post a comment or join in with your own post (be sure to let me know if you do).

11 comments:

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I love hearing about where your books are. Mine are tucked all over, too.

The Book that Changed my Life does sound good.

Alessandra said...

This sounds like fun! I'm joining, too!

Debi said...

Mine are all over the place, too! Such a fun post...hope I can get time to do this today, too.

I'm interested to see what you think about Midnight's Children. I've been wanting to read it, but for some reason, I've felt a bit intimidated by it. And I've never heard of Coming Unglued before, but that sounds like a fun little read...wonder if our library has it...

Julie said...

Ooooh, Midnight's Children is a fave of mine. 'm glad you're liking it!

Dave said...

I'm reading Eat Pray Love, so that get a spot each night. Also there are a couple I just finished (that's usually where they stay until I can find space on a bookshelf): DeNiro's Game by Rawi Hage and Deadwood by Pete Dexter. Both excellent reads about the intersection of violence and everyday life.

Carrie said...

I think this is the first month in a long time that I finally collected my books that are waiting to be read from all over the house and putting them in one location. Usually I'm like you -- they are everywhere! For some reason that's comforting.

Lindsay said...

I like hearing about what books you keep in which locations. I am going to hop over and read your review on The Zookeeper's wife!

Dewey said...

On my nightstand is Atmospheric Disturbances, a new novel.

But you reminded me that I have to pick a new car book! Thanks! I always keep a nonfiction book in the car for when I inevitably end up waiting in the car for my husband or son.

Bluestocking said...

I have books tucked all over the place too! I even took one with me to a baseball game.

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I've enjoyed reading about the books you listed, and even where they are. :) I clicked over and read your review on The Zookeeper's Wife, and it looks excellent. Then I went even further and read your review of The Avengers. I enjoy reading about history, especially WWII because my grandfather served, and this book looks really good too. I'm going to try to find a used copy of it. At least The Zookeeper's Wife is still in print.

I look forward to seeing what's on your nightstand, and other places, in the coming months.

~ Kayren

justareadingfool said...

I'm still working on this month. You're like my Internet friends over at SparkPeople. They always were trying to start the month before it even began! Let me just finish this month. I still have four days left.

However, I do think it's interesting that you list where you read too. I read one place basically: couch at home.

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