Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What's On Your Nightstand - July

What's On Your Nightstand

From my June post I read:
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
Nowhere, Carolina: A Novel (Southern Discomfort) by Tamara Leigh (review)
Tailor-Made Bride, A by Karen Witemeyer (review)
Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women by Dr. James Dobson (review)
My Heart's at Home: Becoming the Intentional Mom Your Family Needs (Hearts at Home Books) by Jill Savage (review)
Over Hill And Dale by Gervase Phinn

I also read:
The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman (review)
Half Magic by Edward Eager (family read-a-loud)
Miss Fortune (Allie Fortune Mystery Series, Book 1)by Sara Mills (review)
Work Song by Ivan Doig
The Life Message Learning Model- Develop Formal Study: Book 3 (The Lifestyle of Learning Approach- Focus Resource Series, Wisdom's Way of Learning) by Marilyn Howshall
Seasons: God's Time Design - Organize Your Plan, Book 4 (The Lifestyle of Learning Approach, Focus Resource Series/Wisdom's Way of Learning) by Marilyn Howshall
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff (review)
Q's Legacy by Helene Hanff (review)
Setting Up Stones: A Parent's Guide to Making Your Home a Place of Worship by Martha & Greg Singleton

I listened to:
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel by Helen Simonson
Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel (Maisie Dobbs Novels) by Jacqueline Winspear
The Winter Garden Mystery: A Daisy Dalrymple Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries) by Carola Dunn
Requiem for a Mezzo (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries, No. 3) by Carola Dunn
Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith

I am still reading:
Senior High: A Home-Designed Form+U+La by Barb Shelton

I gave up reading:
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin - I was close to finishing this book, but I was not enjoying it, so I decided I had a lot of books I would rather read and promptly returned it to the library!


  1. Hi

    I noticed that you have two books by Gervase Phinn on your stack...I had never heard of this author...the titles looked interesting, so I'm going to check them out.

    Have a great week reading:)

  2. Wow! You read a LOT in June! I would love to read Raising a Modern-Day Joseph. That looks very good.


  3. I've got The Happiness Project on my TBR (although not for anytime soon)--It'll be interesting to see whether my assessment matches yours or the more enthusiastic review I read a few months back!

  4. Interesting to hear your concluding decision about The Happiness Project. I think yours is the first more negative (not totally, I realize, but you seemed to not find it all that endearing) remark I have seen on it. And I'm rather glad you stated your opinion on it because I've been wondering whether or not it's worth a read!

  5. Interesting that you included books you didn't finish...I could do that, too...I started Swan House but just didn't like the tedium of it.
    Mama Bear



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