So what is left on my nightstand as we finish off another month leaving winter behind and head into the beauty and warmth of spring? Honestly, not much. I'm waiting on several books via my library's inter-county library loan system as well as the statewide ILL program. What I read next will be a little luck of the draw -- which book I receive, what mood I am in when it arrives, etc. But here's what I am tentatively planning:
Known And Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld. I am very intrigued by this memoir. In the early pages Secretary Rumsfeld notes that he has lived for one-third of the history of the United States of America. In other words, he's been around for a while and seen a thing or two. I find this absolutely fascinating. And so far, the book is definitely just that, fascinating. I may be a while yet reading it as it is over 800 pages, but I hope to learn a lot and to return with a helpful review for those who are considering adding this book to their nightstand.
The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton. This is a 1930s era children's fantasy novel that until recently I'd never heard of; but as it comes highly recommended by Australian author Kate Morton (and a host of other reviewers on Amazon) I figured I'd give it a glance. Once glance was enough to spark my interest and now I'm waiting on a copy to arrive at my library's local branch. I am very much looking forward to reading this one.
The Hollow by Agatha Christie. The next mystery novel to read in my personal Agatha Christie Reading Challenge.
And then, if I have time... I keep promising myself I will start one of Angela Thirkell's novels. I suspect that I am being rather ambitious with my forecast and that several of these books will overlap into the month of May. I guess we will have to wait and see...
What about you? What is on your nightstand as we finish out March and enter April? Leave me a comment or head over to 5 Minutes for Books and post your own What's On Your Nightstand post.