Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What's on My Nightstand -- September

What's On Your Nightstand

Well, this was easy, because I just made a list for the next three months for Callapidder Days' Fall into Reading Challenge.

These books are each currently in progress. Yes, I'm reading four books at a time. It's not unusual for me to have more than one nonfiction book going at a time, but I had to get started on Jane Eyre for the Classic Bookclub, so I started it even though I haven't been feeling like reading about Gothic depressed orphans. I'm sticking with it, and I know it will get better.

Jane Eyre -- Charlotte Bronte

The Professors' Wives Club -- Joanne Rendell

When the Labels Don't Fit

The Sexually Confident Wife -- Shannon Ethridge

These are books that I would like to get to this month as well. The first one is short and readable, so it should be easy to cross off my list.

What Happy Parents Do

Nightmare at the Book Fair -- Dan Gutman


Carrie said...

Yeah, this month was a lot easier thanks to the Fall Challenge.

In answer to your question - I haven't started Three Cups of Tea yet (because Wives & Daughters is just getting good).

Monica @ Paper Bridges said...

What? no playful side comments on the sex book? We want to know what your hubs thinks about that title next to the bed. ;)

Jane Eyre is fab. It gets a bit slow in the middle, but the ending is worth it.

heather said...

I missed last month, but I'll have mine up later today.
I've been meaning to reread Jane Eyre. Also sitting on my shelves for too long is Wide Saragossa Sea--a prequel to Jane Eyre (written by someone else). Most of the time, I don't like when different authors write prequels or sequels to classics (i.e. Scarlet), but this one looks interesting. It's about the insane wife in the attic and how she got that way.

gail@more than a song said...

You're a better girl than me reading more than one book at a time! That's not something I've ever learned to do well, although it might help me if I try something non-fiction. My books for the fall reading are fairly light!

Lindsey said...

I'm reading Jane Eyre, too. I'm on Chapter 15, hoping I'll be finished by October 7 for the bookclub! It's not a real easy one to hurry through. lol I have to admit I did hurry a bit through the "Gothic orphan" part, though. I know, it is depressing! Not as bad as some of the movies have portrayed it, though.

My "What's On Your Nightstand" post was on Jane Eyre. I've been posting my thoughts on it as I read it. :-)

Michele said...

The Fall into Reading Challenge sounds like fun! Thanks for the link.

Lindsey said...

In response to your comment on my blog:

Which versions of Jane Eyre did you see? I've recently seen the one with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. It was sooo dramatic, and depressing. lol I remember feeling really sad when I saw it as a kid and now I know why (between the visuals and the death-toll music), but the book is awesome!

Have you seen the Masterpiece Theatre version of Jane Eyre? That is my absolute favorite. :-)

Debbie said...

The sexually confident wife?
I'll have to check out the book... it's a good thing my boys are grown and gone. I don't think they could have handled that title on my nightstand. LOL
(sigh) I had to be the one to leave the "bad time" message.

Nise' said...

My family thinks I am weird when I have more than one book going at a time Right now I have three.

Kelly said...

Looking forward to the reviews--just connected with 5 Minutes for Books. Wow! I am impressed with the site--such a great resource.

NotsoDG said...

Thanks for reminding me about Callapidder's Fall into books! I had completely forgotten about it.

I'm going to have to Jane Eyre soon if I want to get it finished in time for the Classics discussion. Especially since we are moving the weekend before.

Alyce said...

I actually like reading orphan stories (although not if it's Dickens - I just don't like his writing).

My post was almost a duplicate of my Fall Into Reading post. I hoping that people wouldn't look at it and say "wait, didn't I just read this yesterday?" :)

mari said...

I am always reading more than one book at a time! :)

Katrina said...

2 books at a time is all I can handle right now. Are you getting lots of blog hits due to the Ehtridge book's title? :)

e-Mom said...

Hmm... Number 4 looks exciting! Thanks for the heads up, Jennifer. :~D