Monday, May 27, 2013

What's on Your Nightstand - May

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What's On Your Nightstand

My June Nightstand:

From my April Nightstand:

I also read:
  • Ring of Secrets (Culper Ring Series) by Roseanna M. White - I read this based on another blogger's review, though I can't remember who. I really enjoyed it. The Revolutionary War (which I just studied with my kids), spies, and suspense--what's not to like?
  • Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott - Probably my favorite Alcott book! (review)
  • Spring Fever by P.G. Wodehouse - Whan all other fiction fails you pick up Wodehouse! Actually, a first edition of this book was donated to our Friends store and while looking through it I realized I had never read it so I had to get a copy from the library and remedy that. A reformed crooks, a penniless earl who falls in love with the cook, a crazy love triangle, an know-it-all butler, and a domineering woman--classic Wodehouse.
  • The Tempest (No Fear Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare - This was our Shakespeare reading for the last couple of months. I am going to have to revisit this story. One time through is not enough exposure to the plot.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (review)
  • Raising a Daughter After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George - This is the first Elizabeth George book that I just can't rave about. Not that it doesn't have good information, but it just fell short of other books I've read on moms and daughters.

I listend to:
  • The Comedy of Errors (Arkangel Complete Shakespeare) by William Shakespeare - After reading The Tempest and feeling kind of lost I listened to this in preparation of our next Shakespeare book. When it comes to Shakespeare I am learning that for myself I need exposed to his plays several times before I can get the story straight in my head. Oh, the joys of growing old!

See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.


  1. As always, I am impressed by ow much you read!

    I hear you on growing old. Sigh.

    I've never been able to figure out why people love Elizabeth George's books so much. They just don't strike me as must-reads.

  2. Great list. The Sally Wright series is new to me - just added them to my library list.

  3. Great list! Off to add more to my to-read list now. ;-)

  4. Cordelia Underwood! LOVED that book! I have the second of the series but....I have not read it yet. Which is ridiculously LAME!

    1. I've read the whole series awhile ago and decided that I wanted to re-visit them.

  5. I'm all about revisiting Shakespeare in different formats (reading, listening to audio versions, watching dramatic performances, etc.)--otherwise I find that I get the plots and themes all muddled in my mind. It's not so bad when I'm in the middle of the story--but when I'm trying to remember things a few months after reading the play? That's when I have a really hard time.

  6. Great list! I keep meaning to read P.G. Wodehouse - I'll have to look into that!

  7. Wodehouse is always a fun read, and To Kill a Mockingbird is a wonderful classic.

    I haven't actually read Shakespeare since high school. My college put on at least one, sometimes two of his play a year, and I really enjoyed watching them more than reading them.

  8. I actually read a book, myself, that was not a children's book! ;) I spend so much time reading aloud to them.



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