February 21, 2011

What's on My Nightstand - February 2011

What's On Your Nightstand

The reading plan was a good idea. Not successful, but good.

Interruptions aplenty - two blog tours I couldn't resist, a library request fulfilled, and a husband who wants my opinion on a book he's reading for a class - have pushed my February plan aside and caused me to reorganize. Here are the results:

Finished in February:

Walking with Lincoln: Spiritual Strength from America's Favorite President - The one book on my list I managed to read - at least a portion of it. I didn't finish it because it wasn't what I'd expected. The short chapters read more like a devotional than a biography, which wasn't at all what I'd had in mind.

The Mountains Bow Down - I've documented my love for Raleigh Harmon novels. When this blog tour was announced, I could not resist. I'm so glad I didn't, and am looking forward to sharing more on upcoming the tour.

Coming up in March:

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. After hearing so many raves on this one, I requested that my library purchase it. I had no idea it would come in so quickly, though. I was thrilled to pick it up this weekend, even though it's 500+ pages.

Tough Choices: A Memoir. R is reading this for a business class, and asked for my perspective. In 18 years, he's never asked me to read a book along with him, so I jumped at the chance. So far, it's been an interesting read.

What's It Like to Be Married to Me?: And Other Dangerous Questions. This is another tour, and one I really wanted to participate in. I'm looking forward to cracking this one open. Maybe I'll even be brave enough to ask my husband the questions.

I would still like to get to Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives and Amy Inspired, but I'm not sure that's realistic. Still, a girl can dream.

Visit 5 Minutes for Books to see what others are reading this month.


Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I am reading a book this month that my husband just read as well. That memoir you have looks interesting, and it's probably a neat one to read together.

Kara said...

Interesting list! I've had Margin on my shelf for several years now and still haven't read it...guess that's a sign I need the book maybe, LOL!

Lauren said...

You have several books that interest me: What It's Like to Be Married to Me and The Mountains Bow Down especially. Thanks for sharing your list!

Lisa notes... said...

The best-laid plans. I know how those go too. :-) We do what we can; it’s not like we HAVE to be read according to plan. I’ve heard good things about Bohoeffer too. I’ll look forward to what you have to say about it. The marriage book…you go! Sounds scary. Ha.

Carrie said...

Ooh! Ooh! Glad you are going to read Bonhoeffer. That bio is amazing!

Cassandra said...

I hope you enjoy Bonhoeffer! I've heard so many good things about it.

Happy reading!

Amy said...

Bonhoeffer is on my list too!
I have only read Margin from your list and it was good.

Amy @ Missional Mama

bekahcubed said...

Yup, plans are made to be changed--and it looks like your new plan is a pretty good one anyway! It's always nice when the library buys something quickly, even if it throws other reading plans a bit off balance--I'm green with envy over your library's response to Bonhoeffer. I requested the same book at my library months ago and so far, no cigar.

Trish said...

Wow, another pretty intense list. I have been reading much lighter fare of late. Amy Inspired looks interesting; I'm always on the lookout for decent Christian fiction.