Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What's On My Nightstand: May


It's nearly the end of May and that means time for another look at what is on my nightstand.


Currently I'm reading Smoky: The Cow Horse by Will James. I stumbled upon this old western in my local library. It looked interesting, smelled like a fantastic old book... so I picked it up to read.










I am also reading Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery. I started re-reading the Anne series last fall with the intention of reading the entire series. I read the first five books when I was a teenager, but never got further than Anne's House of Dreams. I'm excited to finally get to the point where I left off.







At the May meeting of my book club we selected two books to read before our next meeting in July. The first is a short novella co-written by Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Wilkie Collins, titled: A House to Let. I am so excited about this read and can't wait to get started.








The other book selected by my book club (since A House to Let is so short) is a much longer read, Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. This book and A Tale of Two Cities has been on my list of books to read, so I'm glad for an excuse to pick this one up.



Stay tuned for my thoughts on this and the other books sitting on my nightstand.



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10 comments:

dancebythelight said...

I'm planning to start Anne's House of Dreams tonight!

morninglight mama said...

I never got into the Anne books when I was younger, but I wonder if I'll be reading them with my daughter someday!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Isn't it fun to re-visit old friends in books, and like with your Anne books to be able to go a little deeper?

Heather said...

I've been watching Little Dorrit on PBS's Masterpiece Theatre, and I've heard it's his best book. Have fun in June.

mountainsofbooks said...

I never read the Anne of Green Gables series. It just seemed too intimidating, so I watched the movies!

I'd love to read Little Dorrit. I really enjoyed the verison Masterpiece Theatre did. Dickens was a master! I just hope reading the book doesn't destroy the movie for me.

Just Mom said...

Interesting list - I hadn;t heard of Little Dorit before. Have a good month reading!

Noel De Vries said...

Mmm, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Wilkie Collins. What an amazing combination! Let us know what you think.

Little D is on my list, too ... along with half the nation, probably, thanks to the BBC. :)

ibeeeg said...

I like your list of books.

Little Dorrit, have not heard of this one before. I am curious.

Lindsay said...

oo I have wanted to read some more of Dickens books.. I will have to do that soon! Have fun reading this spring.

Sandra said...

A House to Let is entirely new to me. I had no idea he co-wrote anything, interesting. I loved A Tale of Two Cities when I read it at 12 years of age and again at 35. I hope you enjoy it. happy reading in June.