7.29.2008

What's On Your Nightstand--July

I read. A lot. And then I make lists of books I want to read. A lot. And I read fiction faster than non-fiction. I have a bookshelf by my bed and it's piled high with books I need to read, books I've read, and books I started reading and am slowly going back and forth with.
I try real hard to review the books I have read, but I forget and don't always do it, most of the time. I find other things to do. I need to get better at that.
I also belong to an online bookshelf called Shelfari. It's my virtual bookshelf where I can list all my favorites, my to-d0's that I own, my reads in general, and my wishlist. My wishlist is HUGE and ever-growing. And I usually have my Amazon cart stocked high and go back to edit it before I actually buy.
Fortunantly, I am married to a reader and we've bred readers. Or sometimes that is unfortunant when you look at the lack of space we have for our books and BIG NEED for the shelves to fill them. It's kind of a half-empty/half-full glass kind of thing.
I did happen to read and review a book I've read fairly recently, called The Shack, by William P. Young. You can find that here.
Other than that, my books read and unread, are Ted Dekker's Thr3e, House, and Saint; C.S. Lewis's The ScrewTape Letters; And the non-fic right now are, Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto, and a family history tale called Chickasaw:A Mississippi Scout For The Union,
by Levi Naron.
I've got a lot to read too, for the benefit of my children, including homeschool curriculum. I have read and started to read their History texts and I am looking at some Phonics materials. Those are always fun because sometimes, I am learning new things right there with them and we're making it a fun experience learning them together! :)

So what about you? What's on Your Nightstand?

11 comments:

Polly Wolly said...

Today, we made a short visit to the library to return some books. I picked up "The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas" and "7 Tools for Cultivating your Child's Potential". I 'ordered' a homeschooling book by Lisa Whelchel (cannot remember the name right now). What's ACTUALLY on my night stand? "The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word", "To Kill a Mockingbird", and "The Wedding". I could go on and on about my stacks of books I need to finish...LOL

teachmom said...

Lisa Whelchel...she was Blaire on Facts of Life, right?

Let me know how these books are, Polly! I will have to add them to my list! ;)

forgetfulone said...

It's so great that you and your husband have bred readers. It happens at home!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway.

Polly Wolly said...

Yes, Lisa Whelchel was Blaire on Facts of Life. A friend of mine recommended the book.

I just finished "The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas". I read the first few chapters last night. The rest of the book is dedicated to ideas to use in the content areas and across the curriculum~many things that require just regular household objects. It may have some ideas that you would want to use with your younger two, although you might have seen some of these ideas before. I think the ideas age range is from 3-12. Worth checking out for a few days...

teachmom said...

Thank you, forgetfulone. :) I enjoyed looking at your site, too. I will be sure to book mark it and come back to read! :)

That's cool Polly! I don't "do" the library well, but if I see it somewhere, I will have a look at it. :) Thanks!

Polly Wolly said...

Ah, Amy...we're pretty lucky with our tiny library. Suppose it doesn't hurt to have the dh on their Board of Trustees and on the regional Library System Board, either, eh? As a courtesy, the local library doesn't usually charge us for late fees~they'll renew for us. Now, borrowing through the regional system isn't the same. I'm trying to be more responsible with our check-outs...hence...the library elf email reminders. DD has paid some of her late fees as a matter of principal~and so have I...but..

Sorry that was so long!

Polly Wolly said...

Oooh...I think I either misued or misspelled principle.. ugh

teachmom said...

That's good you have a cool library, Polly. I have heard good things about ours here, but they probably haven'theard good things about me as a "long-term borrower," LOL. Yah, me and libraries don't mix well. ;)
Teehee, ah well, I knew what you meant...it's all good! :)

thislittlepiggy said...

I'm reading Audition... A memoir written by Barbara Walters.

Wendy said...

I have a growing stack of books on my nightstand that is quite impressive, but unfortunately I'm better at buying books than I am at reading them! lol When I do read it seems like I'm into 3 or 4 books at the same time. What does that say about me anyway?

Thanks for your comment on my post about Beth Moore and Strength. What a blessing to know it touched you!

NeaCakes said...

I just read The GraveDigger's Daughter. Interesting. Kind of slow.

Also What Matters Most, by Luanne Rice. LOVED it. Easy read.