September 27, 2011

Night Table Reading

What's On Your Nightstand A rare post composed during "the daylight experience" (one of Robin Williams' finest turns of a phrase) to join in with a new blog hop, "What's on Your Nightstand?"  Actually, the hop is certainly not new, but rather, I am new to it.  The idea here is to check in once a month on how many books are stacked up on the ever-growing pile beside my bed, how long they've been there, and how many of them I plowed through in the past month.  So, we begin.

At the moment, my stack is small, and my ambitions are very modest, since I'm about to start my own reading challenge here on The Beauty of Eclecticism in October.  (More on that in an upcoming post, or just click here.)  Currently, my lull-me-to-sleep choices are the Harry Potter series yet again (I believe this is my sixth time reading them all the way through, and I'm just about to finish Goblet of Fire--again), and The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs.  I know I'm quite likely the last person in the English-speaking world who is finally getting around to reading this book, but what can I say?  I was busy reading Jacobs' The Year of Living Biblically first.  (AWESOME read, by-the-way.  Extremely funny.)  So, those are my meager goals for the coming month--to keep pegging away at Harry Potter, finish The Know-It-All, and choose and read at least one book that fits the parameters of my own reading challenge/blog hop.  That choice is yet to be determined, but that makes three books that are or will be on my night table.  I think I can handle that in a month.


  1. I haven't read that book either. Never heard of it.

  2. The Know-It-All was an entertaining read. As was The Year of Living Biblically! Jacobs' projects are always fun. I'm looking forward to his next book about health.

    Good luck with your challenge! It sounds like a good one. I have a few boxes of books (no bookshelves) that have never been read.

  3. I have heard of Jacobs' books but not yet read either of them - thanks for the recommendation!

  4. I've heard of The Know-It-All, but I haven't read it either! Sounds interesting.


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