Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What's On My Nightstand: January 2010

The following books are currently on my nightstand and being read:

Magic for Marigold by L. M. Montgomery. I am reading this as part of the annual L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge at Carrie's blog Reading To Know. I had hopes to read two books for this year's challenge, but it looks like I'll only have time for one. For more information about this annual January reading challenge please visit Carrie's blog.

Emma by Jane Austen. I have never read this book. (I know, it was a shocking fact to me too.) I first read Jane Austen nearly 13 years ago and in the years since I have read all of her novels but this one, a fact I decided to reimdy and just in time too! PBS is airing on Masterpiece Classics a new adaptation of the novel. The first of three episodes aired this past Sunday and the next two are set to air on Sunday, January 31 and Sunday, February 7. I hope to have this book finished before the miniseries ends. For more informaton about the miniseries, to watch missed episodes or to find when and where it airs in your area check out the Masterpiece Classics website.

The following books are upcoming on my nightstand and I'm hoping to read in February:
* The Blue Sapphire by D. E. Stevenson
* Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther
* Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

As for what else I have planned to read... it's up in the air. I am cutting back on the number of books I am reading simply because I don't have as much time to read. However, I am still reading mostly by whim, so you never know what I might read and review next!

What about you? Have you posted your Nightstand list? If so leave a comment and let me know. Also, be sure to check out 5MinutesforBooks Nighstand collection page.


Anonymous said...

Interested to find out what you think of the Montgomery book. One of the few I've not read.

Carrie said...

OH wow! Will you tell us what you think of the new Masterpiece classic when you've seen it? I'd love to know how it compares to the G. Paltrow version.

Veggiemomof2 said...

It's always good to have a goal! Good Luck & happy reading in Feb!

Payton said...

Looks like you have a great list! I've recently found the joy in reading the book then viewing the film. I'm more of a critic but it's fun nevertheless. Enjoy :-)