October 25, 2011

Nightstands Gone Wild

Oh, goodness, my night table is just all kinds of crazy right now.  I've got a wild hodge-podge going on, because the books from my last "In My Inbox" post are currently still residing on my night table, plus a whole bunch of other books and detritus that always seems to make its way to this spot, despite any efforts I make to the contrary.  We might as well dig in, I suppose.

First, there's my "currently reading" pile.  At the moment, this contains The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (which I'm reading for not one but TWO challenges simultaneously), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (which, if you know this blog, you know is a multiple re-read), and Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz (aka Elizabeth Peters, author of my beloved Amelia Peabody series, and quite an accomplished Egyptologist in her own right).  This last is a book that once defeated me, so when I finish it, you will find it planted in my Victory Garden.  It also qualifies for my Read Your OWN Library! Challenge, so lots of challenge fun going on pretty much at all times on my nightstand.

My Kindle is also laying in this pile of rubble, which means that a number of books from my perpetual TBR pile are also here, chief among them at the moment being The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins.  I have finally gotten the memo from my fellow bloggers that I am officially the last person in North America to read this book, so I figured I'd better get on it--eventually.

Last but CERTAINLY not least--is everbody familiar with the magazine Bookmarks?  A wonderful friend from college got me a subscription to this periodical for Christmas last year, and has now spoiled me for life, because I don't think I can bear to ever be without it again.  It's not that I make all book-choosing decisions based on it or anything, but its reviews have given me some really great ideas to add to my TBR pile, and I just find it fun.  Also, it's a great way for me to keep up with what's coming out, since I've never really been into the whole knowing every new book that every author in the country has coming up thing.  Besides all of which, the magazine is pretty!  I do love glossy pages.  :)  Especially when those glossy pages contain the CHRISTMAS issue (yay!), which is the one currently on my bedside table. 
*humming Christmas carols faintly as she goes*


  1. I looooved The Hunger Games trilogy - my husband and I both really enjoyed them. Sherlock Holmes I have also been meaning to read - sitting on my bookshelf and everything. :) Happy reading!

  2. Yes, THE HUNGER GAMES certainly swept the reading world, and I was quickly caught up in the fervor, that's for sure! I hope you enjoy!
    -Dawn, 5M4B

  3. I adore the concept behind your "victory garden"--and should totally create my own. "Bookmarks" sounds like fun, but totally too much for someone like myself, whose TBR list is already overflowing with more than I can possibly keep up with.

  4. You are still safe in your position as Not the Last person to read the Hunger Games, although my kids keep telling me I need to! I'm planning to, one of these days. I just get tired of YA distopian fiction. I'm sure I'll feel differently about these one though. ;)

    elizabeth from 5MFB

  5. I need to officially add The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes to by TBR list.

    Since I probably won't read The Hunger Games (not my favorite genre), you can take comfort in knowing you aren't the last person in North America to read it!

  6. I haven't read The Hunger Games, either, so you're not alone. :-) I don't plan to, though -- nothing I have seen about it interests me.

    I had never heard of Bookmarks -- will have to check it out.

  7. LOL. Sounds like a lot of your commenters haven't read The Hunger Games. Neither have I! Bookmarks sounds awesome, though I'm sure it would make my to-read list grow even faster than it already does!

    Happy November reading!


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