Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What's On My Nightstand - December

It's time for the December Nighstand posting...

I haven't made much progress from the list I posted in November, two of the books I mentioned at the end of November are still on my nightstand at the end of December. However, there are a few additions and hopefully January and 2009 will be different.

From top to bottom:

* Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne (This was on my November Nightstand list, but I didn't actually start reading it until about a week ago after my trip to Chicago.)

* Mrs. 'Arris Goes to New York by Paul Gallico (The sequel to Mrs 'Arris Goes to Paris, which I reviewed in September, click on the title to view my review.)

* The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (This was on my LitFlicks list to read, I attempted it once years ago, might try it again in January. I'm no Steinbeck fan, but I think I need to read this one.)

* The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd (I heard about the movie adaptation of this book and was curious. So far the book has started off rather depressing, we'll see if it improves.)

* Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature by Linda Lear (This was on my November Nightstand and I've not made much progress during the month of December, but I really am interested and determined to finish it.)

To the left in the picture you'll see three books -- the bottom is my personal journal, next up is my "Book of Books" where I record all the books I've read, quotes, notes for reviews, etc., and last is a beautiful wine colored date book, which I've been using to keep my life sorted out amidst all the craziness. I love it!

What's on your nightstand? Leave a comment with your list, or a link to your post. To view other blogger's posts head over to 5 Minutes for Books.


Anonymous said...

I have The Secret Life of Bees on my TBR list as well. I probably won't read it before next month but it's a high priority. Can't wait to hear what you think.

Nise' said...

Read The Secret Life of Bees a couple of years ago and liked it. Is the movie out yet?

Alyce said...

I've been wanting to read the Secret Life of Bees, but am too far behind in my other reading right now.

Sarah M. said...

TSLoB isn't on DVD yet. It just came to theaters in Oct, so maybe in the late winter it'll be out? I'm not sure on the timeline. Depending on what I think of the book will probably determine if I watch the movie.

Carrie said...

Looking forward to your thoughts on The Secret Life of Bees in particular. Fun, fun!


BecauseImTheMommy said...

Wow! What a great list! I was curious about The Secret Life of Bees too. I would want to read the book before seeing the movie. Maybe I'll put it on my TBR lis.

Ana T. said...

I've read The Secret Life of The Bees and it wasn't a favourite. I'll come back later to see your opinion.