From December's Nightstand I read:
- Middlemarch by George Eliot (narrator: Nadia May) - This is my third time through Middlemarch which I still enjoyed as much as ever. This time around I think I got a lot more out of Eliot's philosophical comments that she weaves throughout the story.
- Miss Dimple and the Slightly Bewildered Angel by Mignon F. Ballard - The last book in the Miss Dimple series.
- A Handbook to Morning Time by Cindy Rollins - This is a handy little book that Cindy Rollins put together sharing what she did in her morning times. A great resource in a little package.
- Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife - Barbara Rainey - An encouraging read especially for those who are in the first 10 or so years of marriage.
- Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble by Mignon F. Ballard - Another Miss Dimple book.
- A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters - I read this back in January of 2008 and decided to go back and revisit it. I really enjoyed it more this time than my first time through--though I couldn't tell you why.
- Straw Into Gold by Gary D. Schmidt - An interesting and different retelling of Rumpelstiltskin which I really enjoyed.
- Give Your Child the World by Jamie C. Martin - A book full of book lists that happen in different parts of the world. I love book lists so even though I doubt I'll read even half the books mentioned I found a few I hadn't heard of which will go on our list.
- My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead - Searching for Middlemarch in the library catalog brought up this book. I decided to check this one out. While there were some interesting tidbits about George Eliot I can't say it was all that interesting otherwise.
- Nurse Come You Here by Mary J. MacLeod - On the hand, this was a great little memoir. More stories of Mary MacLeod that start out in the first book, Call the Nurse.
I listened to:
- Living Forward by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkevy - This was a free audio for Christian Audio so I gave it a listen. Interesting concept--but it seemed overwhelming to implement. Simple speaks to me!
See what others have read over at 5 Minutes for Books.