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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What's on Your Nightstand - 5 Minutes for Books

What's On Your Nightstand

The folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the fourth Tuesday of each month. The purpose is to share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read.

So on my nightstand this month (not literally because I don't usually read in bed :), but you get the idea):

I just finished PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. It was recommended to me by my friend and fellow blogger, Laura.

I'm truly not much of a romance novel type person. I love Janet Evanovich, who is laugh out loud funny. But I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet and funny and sad and it made me cry (several times), but I would highly recommend it.

I also finished up The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (probably last month, but I'm still counting it). Also a great book. But when I finished it, I felt as if I had just lost a loved one. Seriously my heart ached for days. My eyes would well up with tears when I would think about it. I have not seen the movie yet. I will probably watch it some day I feel the need for a good cry.

Next up on my reading list is Healing Sands by Nancy Rue & Stephen Arterburn. I got the book (today actually) from Thomas Nelson Publishers as a book to read and review. I've never done that before but I thought it might be fun, so I'm trying it. Their link is on my sidebar in case you are interested in finding about more.

Also on my reading list are:

The Invisible Woman by Nicole Johnson

letters to darcy by Tracy Ramos - another tear jerker, I assume. The book is a collection of a mother's letters to her unborn child. A child that had a condition called Trisomy 18. I had never even heard of Trisomy 18 until I came across this blog where a family just recently lost their baby girl to the condition. Reading things like these reminds me to thank God every day for my 3 healthy children.

So that's it for me. I'll be lucky to get through these 3 books by the end of the year. We have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 4 birthdays to get through over the next several weeks, so I reckon I'll be a bit busy. :)

Be sure to check out 5 minutes for books to see what others are reading!

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time ... God bless!



Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Welcome to Nightstand!

Yeah, I either read more in the holidays, or much much less. I'm hoping I get time to read over the next few weeks.

Kimberly said...

Thanks, Jennifer, Snapshot, for visiting my blog today!

Enjoy your holidays ... whether or not you get to read!

LAURA said...

See... I like books where I actually FEEL what the characters are going through. I love it when I can get completely lost in a book and when it is over I want to know MORE about these people because they became so real to me on the pages. That means the book was well written. :) Karen Kingsbury is super good at that!

morninglight mama said...

Oh, I'm such a crier at books, too!

Happy reading this month, and thanks for linking up with us!

Carrie said...

I just saw another post with Letters to Darcy and it looked awesome (and yes, very much like a tear jerker!).

So glad you linked up.

Kimberly said...

Laura - I'm going to have to check out a Karen Kingsbury book! Thanks for the recommendation!

morninglight mama - Thanks for visiting my blog! Glad to know I'm not alone in my crying while reading!

Carrie - I heard about letters to darcy through FlyLady and it sounded great, so I figured I would get it and see. I'll post my thoughts - hopefully soon! Thanks for stopping by!

debd said...

Great list... oh I love it when a book stays with you for days. I only hear good things about "The Notebook" but still haven't picked it up.

I have a couple of blogging friends who also review for Thom. Nelson. They've been quite happy with it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kimberly said...

debd - Thanks for stopping by! You have to read The Notebook! You won't be sorry! Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving also!