Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What's On My Nightstand: March 2010

It's been a while since I posted an actual picture from my nightstand. Usually I just list what I'm reading and sometmies I even post pictures of the books, but since I have a new nightstand I thought it might be fun to post something more personal. For the last few years we've been using TV tables as nightstands, not ideal, but they worked. At long last my husband had time to build us a matching pair of nightstands complete with shelves and a drawer hidden behind a beautiful door. They are stained Bombay Mahogany to match our bedroom set. I am loving mine!

Here are the books I'm reading this month (and probably next month):

1. Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I am reading this novel for the April meeting of my book club. So far I'm enjoying the story. Until now I had only read one other Hardy novel, Under The Greenwood Tree, which I liked, so I am hopeful that this will be as good.

2. Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell. Until recently I'd never heard of this book, let alone the author. Thirkell came recommended to me by Marie (a fellow blogger and bibliophile) as someone I might like since I enjoy D. E. Stevenson so much. I'm very excited to read this book.

3. Mr. Twigg's Mistake by Robert Lawson. I'm a huge fan of Robert Lawson. I grew up with my mom reading aloud to me books that Lawson had illustrated like Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf and Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard & Florence Atwater and books he both illustrated and wrote like: Rabbit Hill, The Tough Winter, Mr. Wilmer and Ben & Me. I was recently browsing the ILL system to see if there were any other Lawson books available that I had not read when I came upon this one. It's a short book, obviously intended for young readers, but I am pretty excited about reading it.

4. Mrs. Miniver by Jan Struther. This one has moved back and forth from my nightstand for the last several months, but I am determined to finally get to it this time around! I remember the movie, which was bittersweet. I am looking forward to reading the story that inspired such a great movie classic.
So that is what you'll find on my nightstand, but what about you? What are you reading? Leave a comment or head over to 5 Minutes For Books and link up your own What's On Your Nightstand post.


Kristen said...

I hope you fall in love with Thirkell. I have.

And Robert Lawson too! My very favorite is The Fabulous Flight. We have numerous copies of it just in case of catastrophe.

morninglight mama said...

Someone in my book club ADORES Hardy, but I've never read anything by him. I hope you enjoy your reading this month!

Lauren said...

This looks like a wonderful list! I hope you enjoy them all!

Nise' said...

Have a successful reading month!

Carrie said...

Yeah yeah yeah! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the Mrs. Miniver book!

Mr. Twigg's Mistake also sounds like fun.

How fun to have a new nightstand. =)

Judylynn said...

I saw the movie of "Far From the Madding Crowd" a few years ago, and if I remember correctly, it was rather strange, but an interesting story. I'd like to know what you think of the book when you are finished.