Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's On Your Nightstand - April

What's On Your Nightstand

Wow! Where has the month gone? I felt like I just wrote out last month's nightstand post. Overall, my reading this last month wasn't too bad considering that my parent's came and visited. I got a little side-tracked and didn't get everything read from my April Nightstand. That's okay, though.

We will see what this month brings. Again, it is another busy month for our family. I have my own personal goals of what I want to read, but I keep coming across other books that pop up unexpectedly that I get a real urge to read right now. I know that I'm not the only one who struggles with "too many books, not enough time" syndrome!

Nightstand for May:
From my March Nightstand:
I am currently reading:
I also read:
I listened to:
  • Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates - I got a little convicted that I assign my kids books that I've never read.  This is a book on their free read list so I decided to listen to it so I am "in the know." This was an excellent story about an African man who was taken from Africa when he was a young man, sold into slavery in the United States, and then worked hard and eventually bought his freedom the freedom of several other people. He also set up his own business, married, and bought land.  
Let me know what you think and stop over at 5 Minutes for Books and see what others are reading.


  1. I have that Batterson book on my much-neglected TBR list. I think my dh read it a whole back and liked it.

    I'm reading Edith Schaeffer now.

    I'm always so inspired by your list!

  2. I've read one Schaeffer book, The Hidden Art of Homemaking, and would like to read more.

    I've enjoyed many Yates books but haven't gotten to that one. It sounds good!

  3. I definitely struggle with the "too many books, not enough time" syndrome. Majorly. That makes it very dangerous to be reading all these great posts about even more books to add. ha.

    I'll be interested in what you think of Platform. It sounds intriguing to me. I don't think I'd ever heard of 10 Things Parents Must Teach by Edith Schaeffer but it sounds profitable. Living Artfully also sounds intriguing; maybe I can get the sample today on my Kindle and read a little more.

    I haven't read The Circle Maker but I did read Draw the Circle and loved it.

  4. I love it that you're starting to read some of the books you're assigning to your kids. I think that's one of the reasons I'd love to homeschool--it gives me an excuse to get the education I didn't take advantage of when I had more opportunity.

  5. The Truth War looks interesting.

    I shall then skip Mr. Churchill's Secretary.

  6. I just have one question: How do you find time to read? I try so hard, but as much as I love to read I can never get enough time to read as much as I'd like to.

    1. Angie,

      I do a lot of my reading at night or in the morning before I get up. I also carry books with me if I think I may have any down time. Oh and the bathroom is a great place to put books!

  7. Grabbed a couple of titles to add to my to read list! Thanks!



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