Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's On My Nightstand: January

Today being Tuesday and the fourth one of the month that means it is time for the monthly What's On Your Nightstand? posting at 5 Minutes for Books. It's been a while, but I wanted to participate this month.

I've started to read again. (I have finished two books since the start of the year!) It feels good to pick up a book and immerse myself in the world contained within. Reading, there's nothing quite like it... In seconds I can journey to time in space that I can not reach, to lands I've never been, and experience all sorts of adventures and meet all kinds of people that I otherwise would never give thought to. And then when it's time to return to my own real-life adventures I just set the book aside knowing I won't miss anything. I don't have to DVR it. I don't have to rely on someone else to tell me what has happened. It'll be there waiting for me just where I left off with whatever bookmark I've used and will be ready whenever I have a few spare moments to read. Yes, reading is bliss.

Currently on my nightstand:

~ A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
~ Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie
~ The Belfry by May Sinclair

Goals for January:
Finish picking up the pieces and prepare for February. Read if I have time.

Goals for February?
Start to blog again. Read at least one book.

What about you? What is on your nightstand this month? What are your reading goals? Leave me a comment and let me know, or head over to 5 Minutes for Books and link up your own Nightstand post.

Happy reading!


nosleepmommy said...

Sarah, one of my life goals for 2011 is to READ...really READ again. So this month I am reading "Radical" by David Platt, "Comeback Churches" by Ed Stetzer, "The Hobbit" JRR Tolkien (a beloved re-read), and I just finished "Shades of Blue" by Karen Kingsbury...can't wait to get to the library to find another fictional world to dive into.

Carrie said...

Want to read A Tale of Two Cities together? Race you to the finish line sort of thing? ;D (I need extra motivation.)

ourhomesteadbookreviews said...

Good to see you back! Tale of Two Cities is also on my list to read this year. I haven't picked up an Agatha Christie book in years! Maybe I should!

S. Mehrens said...

Carrie, sure I'll join you, but I doubt I can beat you in the "race". My reading time is so limited these days I'll be lucky if I finish the book by the end of February!

Oh and for the record I am NOT reading it because it's on Oprah's pick list. I have had it on my "TBR" list for three years now and FINALLY I convinced my book club to add it as our upcoming read. It just happened that two weeks after we all decided this Oprah came out saying "YOU MUST read this book". So now I just look like a "follower" which I am not.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

I read --and loved--Tale of Two Cities last year. I should make more time for classics.

Happy reading!

monica @ paper bridges said...

hello there. fellow Nightstand linker here.

I haven't read Agatha since high school. wow, I wish I had time to re-read all those books I loved. *sigh*