Monday, August 27, 2018

What's On Your Nightstand - August

What's On Your Nightstand

August has come and almost gone, my oldest son was married, my husband and I celebrated 26 years of marriage, and I sent my two middle children to church camp where my youngest son promptly hurt his knee and had to come home. Needless to say I didn't read very much this month and that is okay. We had a lot of fun with family and friends and now it's time to face the fact that summer is coming to an end, which for me means that it is time to start our new homeschool year. This is easier said than done since I haven't planned a thing. My nightstand for September is not very big since I'm sure I'll have my nose in school books for the next two weeks. Of course, I could get a lot of reading time sitting in the doctor's office.

Here is the happy bride & groom!

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For September:

From August's Nightstand I read:

  • Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear - I always enjoy a Maisie Dobbs read.
  • Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History by Andrew Carroll - I really enjoyed this book though it took me awhile to read through it. If you like odd history stories this is a great read.
  • The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch - Technology and families--something that I think haunts every parent. I really did appreciate the author's honesty when he admits sometimes his family aren't always the best at keeping their limits they have placed on technology. My favorite chapter was the one on singing. You may wonder what that has to do with technology. If so, you'll have to read the book and find out!
  • Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overload Lives by Richard Swenson - This was a great read, actually it was an audio book, but great nonetheless. Very timely information and some good food for thought.

I also read:

  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer - This has been on my list to re-read for a while, but when I saw that Netflix had turned it into a movie it received a violent shift to the top of my pile. Honestly, I enjoyed this just as much as the first time I read it.  In fact, I haven't had the heart to watch the film. 
  • This Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber - An okay mystery that got me through the wedding.


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