Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What's On Your Nightstand - March

What's On Your Nightstand

It is a good thing that I did a lot of reading at the beginning of March, because I haven't done much here at the end. Between two vehicles breaking down, running my kids to a church convention for 3 nights, sickness and allergies, and also helping my kids prepare their projects and memorization for an upcoming competition has thrown my life into a violent shift of crazy. Next month we start baseball, so I'm going to keep my Nightstand picks a little on the lighter side hoping that I can make it through them.

For April:

From February's Nightstand I read:

  • The Life-Giving Home by Sally & Sarah Clarkson - A beautiful and encouraging read.  
  • The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton - Even though I read this from The Complete Father Brown book. These are just short stories and though I'm not a big fan of short stories I found did enjoy this first book.
  • A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich - This book really touched my heart and is a book I have thought of countless times since reading it. Though it shows how hard life was in the Nebraska prairie it does a good job of focusing on what living is all about and what is important. Highly recommended!
  • Penrod Jashber by Booth Tarkington - This was a read-aloud and the third book we have read about Penrod and also the one you could probably bypass if you are willing to check Penrod out. Though it had its funny moments there were parts that just seemed long and very drawn out. We all agreed it wasn't his best.

I'm currently reading:

  • The Renewing of the Mind Project by Barb Raveling - I started this book and then life has happened and it (plus all my reading) has been waylaid, so on the list it goes for this month.

I also read:

I listened to:

  • Trent's Last Case by E.C. Bentley - I checked this out after reading a recommendation for it (I have forgotten where I read about it.) This is one I think I would have enjoyed reading rather than listening to due to the style of writing. Enjoyable read with a great twist in the plot. 

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


  1. You’ve definitely had a lot going on. It’s a wonder you got this much read. The Life-Giving Home is such a wonderful title! Sounds good. The Renewing of the Mind Project always sounds very appealing to me. I’ll wait and hear more of what you think about it.

  2. I am reading a couple of the Father Brown mysteries for school just now and enjoying them a lot - I was always into mysteries!

  3. I have the Father Brown mysteries on my to-read list, but I'm not sure when I'll get to them.



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