Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What's On Your Nightstand-August 2008

I love to read.

I read all the time and have a book with me most of the time.

In fact I enjoy waiting in my car for my kids, sitting in doctor's waiting rooms and of course car rides are just perfect for reading. My husband always drives on car trips, not because I can't drive, but because he doesn't read in the car or knit. I do both.

Vacation packing requires me to bring a stack of books. I will have the book I'm currently reading and up to two more just in case I finish.

So, when I came across 5 minutes for Books it was just what the doctor ordered.

I'm participating in my first What's On Your Nightstand this month. However, I must confess none of these books were on my nightstand as are always scattered around the house.

Then whenever I have a free moment I can pick them up and read.

Here's a picture of my current stash.

The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe. I just picked up knitting this summer and have lots of questions. This book has lots of answers. It will probably become a standby in my knitting bag.

The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out by Neta Jackson. I think this is the final book in this wonderful series. I'm constantly challenged by the Yada Yada Girls to think more globally/cross culturally. My middle -class -suburban -white -church -self could use a little uncomfortableness with culture, customs and worship. How I wish I had a group of women like Yada Yada in my life. You'll love every page.

Daring Chloe by Laura Jensen Walker. Just got this at the Public Library. My littlest has a best friend named Chloe so I had to pick it up. Next on my list.

Deeper Water by Robert Whitlow. Man can Whitlow write. I love the legal drama, the faith crisis, and the deep characters. Page turner for sure! In my mind I have the legal knowledge of this great author and would love to be him when I grow up. Of course, no legal background might hurt my chances.

Your Boy by Vicki Courtney. This girl knows her boys. I have an 11 year old and this book has so talked to me about who he is and where his thoughts and body are most of the time. For awhile, I thought my little boy had left the building.. Courtney is giving me encouragement and hope for the teenage years yet to come. Must read for moms of boys of all ages. This will be keeper. If you don't read her blog, you should. http://virtuealert.blogspot.com/

Grace-Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel. Wow what a book. I've seen on blogs how this book has changed people's parenting and while I am only half way through I get it. I'll be writing about this book later this week. I'm facilitating a class at church on this book; a video series on Sunday mornings that starts in two weeks. Not my comfort zone. God better start equipping this called person quickly.

The Yarn Girls Guide to Knits for Older Kids by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs. I start my knitting classes tomorrow. Just hoping that by winter I can tackle a few of these patterns they look yummy.

That's enough from me this month. I'm thinking next month I'll limit my stash so I can actually finish a few of wonderful thoughts floating through my head. Books how I love thee.

If you are interested in more on great books go to http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/ .


Carrie said...

Graced-Based Parenting has to be my FAVORITE parenting book. We read it when we were pregnant and now I need to read it now that we have a few years of parenting under our belts. It was so fantastic. I'll be curious for your thoughts!

Welcome to the What's on My Nightstand crew, btw. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon (muzbeecrazy.com) said...

I'm going to have to pick up "Your Boy". My little boy is 2 and is very challenging. Hopefully this would give me some tools not just for now but for as he gets older as well.

Lindsay said...

I love the yada yada series.. somehow I missed this book, I am going to have to go find it soon :-)

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I also loved Grace Based Parenting. I read it 2 years ago, and I need to keep reminding myself to re-read it in a few years when my daughter is a teenager.

I love your story about why you picked up each book.

I haven't heard of Whitlow. I'll have to look into his books. I enjoy legal thrillers.