Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand? July 2009

This monthly feature is hosted by 5 Minutes for Books on the last Tuesday of every month. Click on the logo to go and check out all the participants.

Please excuse the blurry photo - not sure what happened there! At the bottom sits John Adams - untouched since last month - I'm still ignoring John for now. Next is Castaways a win from bermudaonion that I am really looking forward to reading. I read reviews of this one at both bermudaonions and bethfishreads and they made me want to read it right away. But, before I start that, I'm working on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I skimmed through it when my DD Bookworm purchased it at midnight on the release date but I never sat down and actually read it through. Now that the movie is out, I want to read it before I go and see the movie. I'm enjoying it and am about halfway through. I really wish I was ambitious enough to think I might read the whole series again because if I was I could join the Harry Potter Reading Challenge but I don't think I can start over again when I have so many things already I want to read.

I have two books in the stack to complete my A-Z Reading challenge. My R book is Reading Lolita in Tehran. ( I really vacillated on this as I also have The Red Tent and Revolutionary Road in my TBR pile - I don’t want to repeat what happened with "I"! My Y book is The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg. I haven't read anything she's written but all of a sudden I keep seeing her name everywhere so I'm looking forward to this one. And for the Everything Austen challenge, I have Bridget Jones Diary although it would be a re-read so I may watch the movie instead.

It's summer reading time in the Round File household so I have Treasure Island that Tween is reading and hence I am reading as well in order to stay on top of him and to make sure he understands what he read! And Youngest has both Holes and Pollyanna to read. Youngest loves to read so reading them is no problem, the problem is the required journal with chapter by chapter summaries. I checked on him not long after he started Holes and he was on Chapter 25 of 50 chapters - hooray! But then I checked the journal and he had one entry for Chapter One and nothing else - boo!

Missing from the pile is Nefertiti the August selection for the historical fiction bookclub on Facebook. I put off buying it hoping I would win the copy the author provided to our leader, Jennifer, from the literatehousewife but, heavy sigh, I haven't heard anything so I guess I didn't win. Oh well - off to Amazon to buy that and then whatever else it will take to get me free supersaver shipping!


Nise' said...

I've got to read Holes for one of my challenges. Happy readying.

Jenny said...

It took me awhile to get into Reading Lolita, but once I did I really liked it. It is a timely read with everything going on in Iran right now. Hope you enjoy it.

Fonda said...

Thanks for commenting on the blog.

This will be my first James Patterson...so I am glad to hear you liked it.

morninglight mama said...

Oh, you have so, so many books on here that I either want to read, or have read and loved. Sounds like a great month of reading!!

ibeeeg said...

You got a nice selection.
I wanted to participate in the Everything Austen challenge but bummed that I cannot as the sign-up was closed.

Happy Reading!