Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What's On Your Nightstand - April

What's On Your Nightstand

My reading for May:

From my March post I read:
Piccadilly Jim by P.G. Wodehouse
Sam the Sudden - P.G. Wodehouse
Scout: Secret of the Swamp by Pier Prins
Playful Learning: Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl (review)
Your Child's Growing Mind: A Guide to Learning and Brain Development from Birth to Adolescence by Jane Healy (review)

I also read:
The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen (review)
Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey (review)
A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey
Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth (A Pennsylvania-Dutch Mystery with Recipes) by Tamar Myers (review)
Simply Homeschool: Having Less Clutter and More Joy in Your Homeschool by Karen DeBeus (Kindle booklet)
Tell Your Time: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free by Amy Lynn Andrews (Kindle booklet)

I listened to:
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (review)
Mrs. Pollifax Pursued by Dorothy Gilman (review)
The Girl on the Boat by P.G. Wodehouse

I gave up reading:
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus by Elyse Fitzpatrick (I know this book has rave reviews, but I found the woman's style of "giving grace" extremely annoying. I was almost half-way through the book and after discussing some of her thoughts with my husband, I decided to just forgo the book.)
The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd (I found that this book was just ho-hum and I was kind of bored with it. I decided to quit reading it since other books are calling my name.)

See what others are reading over at 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. I've been wanting to get to Give Them Grace, even though my parenting days are almost over, just to see what the fuss is about. From what I've heard I'm a little wary of it.

    You have a lot of Wodehouse here! I've read one of his Jeeves books a while back and am reading a Psmith one for Carrie's book club.

    I'm going to have to go check out some of your reviews.

  2. Wow! I'm always impressed by your volume of reading!

    I go through phases of reading parenting books. Honestly, sometimes I find them more discouraging than encouraging.

    I'm reading a Jeeves book now!

  3. Your stack for next month, especially The Logic of English, has me quite intrigued. I'll be back! :-)

  4. My husband recently read and loved Sherlock Holmes and The Three Musketeers - both are on my list to read as he really enjoyed them. Great list!

  5. I am also impressed by your volume of reading! I've wanted to read "Give Them Grace" too. I've heard mixed reviews, but I think that's true with every parenting book.

  6. Oooh...another Wodehouse fan! I feel we're going to be friends ;) I also like Josephine Tey.

    Thanks for participating!

    5 Minutes for Books



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