Tuesday, April 24, 2012
What's On My Nightstand: April 2012
It's been a long while since I participated in the monthly What's On Your Nightstand postings. It's also been a while since I posted anything in general on this blog. For the most part I consider this blog "inactive" -- with the exception that as time allows (and as I feel inspired) I shall post. This said, I am still reading, though not as often as I have in years past. With two little ones, working part-part time from home, a move, family visits, a funeral, and various other events that make up life I have little time to read these days. I've been averaging one to two books a month and I consider this quite acceptable for this stage of life. And so, without further delay:
What's On My Nightstand for April?
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is the front runner. Years ago I attempted to read this novel, but gave up not far into the story. (This was back in the day when I dreaded reading anything from the 19th century -- it was just too hard to read. I no longer feel this way, in fact one of my favorite novels of all time was written by Charles Dickens.) Recently I had thought about re-reading Oliver Twist and now thanks to the ladies in my book club (who selected it as our next book to read and discuss) I have picked it up again and am determined to make a successful finish of it before the start of May. So far I'm enjoying the read... The opening scenes reminds me a tad of Jane Eyre.
Cat Among Pigeons by Agatha Christie. Where would I be if I didn't have a cozy-mystery sitting near by? I love the challenge of a mystery to solve, plus these reads are quick and light (well maybe not in content, but certainly in writing style) and thus work great when I'm tired, but still want to read. I'm still working towards my goal of reading all of Christie's mystery novels by order of publication. I started this personal challenge in 2008 and expect to finish by next year.
So that is what is currently on my reading "nightstand". What about you? Curious to see what others are reading? Be sure to check out this month's post and link-up at 5 Minutes for Books.