Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What's on your nightstand?

Over at 5 Minutes for Mom, they're hosting a What's On Your Nightstand Carnival. The idea is to show the books that we're reading, so if you don't keep your books on your nightstand, than I guess you could call it What's On Your Coffee Table, or What's On Your Floor, or whatever. You get the idea. It's a fun way to share book ideas. I do keep my books on my nightstand, as well as various other places. Here we go. . .

(Yes, the wall is black. Thank goodness the rest of the walls in the bedroom are not. One of the areas that's on the to-be-painted list.) The Shack by William P. Young - I just finished this and it's a wonderful book. Not necessarily life-changing as some have proclaimed (at least not for me), but definitely thought provoking and even though I finished it a few days ago, it has stayed with me and I continue to mull it over, which is a definite requirement for my "great books" list. I was asked to review The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson, for a virtual blog tour. Stay tuned! I will be posting it tomorrow! The Invisible Wall; A Love Story That Broke Barriers by Harry Bernstein - This is the selection for my book club next month. I haven't started it yet. The book jacket tells the story takes place on the eve of World War I, in a small English mill town. The story centers around a young Jewish boy, Harry Bernstein, whose sister falls in love with a Christian boy. Harry is the only one in the family who knows of the affair and he must decide what to do, torn between the morals he's been raised with and what he feels in his heart. The last book on my stack is a story from World War II, called Those Who Save Us, by Jenna Blum. My stepmom, Carol, passed this on to me, and it's the story of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, imprisoned in a concentration camp in Germany. They are liberated by an American soldier and go with him to live in Minnesota. The daughter, now a grown woman and professor of history, is telling the story. This sounds like a good story! Oh, and over there on the right, underneath my journal, is another book I'm reading. It's one of those that I read a bit here and there, take some notes, put it down for a while. It's called What Women Want; The Life You Crave and How God Satisfies. I read this with a friend over the summer and it provided lots of good discussion and some soul searching. Other than a box of Kleenex, two pairs of reading glasses and a stray Tums, that's what's on my nightstand this month!

10 comments:

gail@more than a song said...

I'm so glad you decided to play along this time! I enjoy seeing what people are reading. How fun that you're reviewing a book for a blog tour! Those Who Save Us sounds like an interesting book.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Always fun to see what everyone is reading, and especially when we get the added bonus of seeing your nightstand, LOL! :) Can't wait for your reviews on these, especially the WWII one, it sounds really good.

Happy Reading!

Jen said...

I'm laughing at your tums...I take them every night....aghhhhh.

Sandra said...

I am enjoying seeing everyone's nighstands. What good books you have too :)

Renna said...

Though they all sound interesting, Those Who Save Us most intrigues me. I would love to read it!

Bev said...

I finished The Shack last night, too late, and found it hard to put down, but you're right, it's one that I'll be thinking over for awhile. Very interesting book.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Thanks for participating!

I've never seen a black wall. Ours was dark green when we moved in, and we painted it pretty soon.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

This is a great meme...I'm going to play along.

Xandra

FlipFlop Mom said...

ahh.. I read the Shack.. my honest opinion?? It took me awhile to let it all sink in... at first I thought I really liked it.. but now... I'm teeter towards.. no...

Those who save us... I read this.. this is a heart wrencher... make sure you have some tears.. and DON'T read it before you go to sleep.. because it will wake you up.. and you will think about it.. quite a LOT! Without giving it away... I don't know what I would have done if I were in the same situation....

Kim said...

I read Those Who Save Us last year and I could not put it down. I hope you like it too...my nightstand is a tower of books right now--I forgot to play along with this monthly event but hope to remember in October.
*smiles*
Kim