Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What's On My Nightstand: October 2011

Another month comes to a close. Between last month's nightstand post and this month's I read four books, three of which were on my nightstand when I posted in September, the rest... well I either gave up on them or they are still sitting there waiting to be read at some point in the future. Those I did finish included: 
In addition to reading those four books I also attended my book club's meeting where we discussed the second section of Passion of the Western Mind (which focused on the Roman worldview and its affect on literature), William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and a few biographies from Plutarch's Lives.

And as if this wasn't enough for a part-time working mother who is also 8 months pregnant, I also coordinated the 3rd annual Maud Hart Lovelace Reading Challenge, which will come to a close in less than a week.

Yes, October has been a very full month... And I am definitely ready for a break.

During the month of November I have very little expectations for myself when it comes to reading and blogging. I'd like to catch up on some of my overdue book reviews, but I am hesitant to make any promises.

November will mark the last book club meeting for 2011 where we are to discuss George MacDonald's Phantastes. I have requested the book through ILL and hope to have it finished in time.

Otherwise I am keeping my reading to very light-easy reads with no definite plans. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what I read and when I read between now and when the baby arrives.

As for you... what are you reading this month? Leave me a comment or head over to 5 Minutes for Books and link up your own October nightstand post.

Happy reading!


Carrie said...

Yeah, you're just a little busy. =)

Amy said...

light and easy can be a nice break! Sounds like a good idea!

Nancy said...

October is the busiest month of the year for me! I'm looking forward to some quieter times myself, though not for the same reason you are, I expect. :)


Anonymous said...

I think I read Tramp for the Lord some years ago. Love reading Corrie ten Boom.

Cassandra said...

Sounds like you've been busy! I hope you're able to find some relaxing reading time in November. :) Good luck with the new baby!