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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's on your Nightstand? 3-24-2009

This is my first time doing this post - so it will probably evolve over the next few months as I figure out what it is I actually want to say and keep track of here. This is a cool meme hosted by Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books.

The books that I have finished this month: (These were all arcs)
  1. This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury - I really like Karen Kingsbury books - especially if I am in need of a good cry. They are always tear jerkers for me. My review is here.
  2. The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick - Great fiction book about a young King Arthur and Gwenhwyfar. My review is here.
  3. The Stones by Eleanor Gustafson - This is a fictionalized account of the life of King David - it does a great job of filling in the details of how it might have been during this time. My review is here.
  4. Marked by Passion by Kate Perry - This was my first paranormal romance and I loved it! This is also the first book of a series and I can't wait for the next one. My review is here.
  5. Diamonds in the Shadow by Caroline B. Cooney - YA book about a refugee family from South Africa. It was a quick read. My review is here.
  6. Scream by Mike Dellosso - Loved this Christian suspense book. It kept my attention throughout and I will be looking for more books by Mr. Dellosso! My review is here.
  7. Katt's in the Cradle by Ginger Kolbaba an Christy Scannell - Cute fiction book about pastor's wives and what they deal with. It was book 3 in a series and I hadn't read the first 2 - would recommend reading them first. My review is here.
  8. 10 Things I Hate About Christianity: Working Through the Frustrations of Faith by Jason T. Berggren - I unfortunately could not get into this book. Wasn't a bad book - just didn't really see some of his points. My review is here.

I am currently reading these books -

  1. Deadly Charm by Claudia Mair Burney - reading for First Wild Card Tour that starts tomorrow.
  2. Yesterday's Embers by Deborah Ramey - reading for First Wild Card Tour that starts Friday.
  3. A Lever Long Enough by Amy Deardon - reading for a past First Wild Card Tour
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - listening to this one in my car. I absolutely love this series on audio!

Coming up:

  1. Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark by Donna Lea Simpson - reading as an ARC for Sourcebooks.
  2. An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell - also reading as an ARC for Sourcebooks.
  3. Rachel's Tears by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott - reading as an ARC for Thomas Nelson Books.
  4. The Boneman's Daughter by Ted Dekker - reading as an ebook ARC through Net Galley
  5. The Lost Hours by Karen White - will be hosting this author on April 20th.

I also have the following give aways going on my blog -

  1. Jantsen's Gift - ending March 31 -
  2. Do - Over - ending April 20
  3. Trail of Crumbs - ending Mar 27 - must read my Friday Finds and answer a question.
  4. 10 Things I Hate About You - ending after I receive 10 entries

That's it for me! Can't wait to see what everybody else did this month!


Carrie said...

This is my first time to your blog and I love what you are about! Love your list of books and amazing needlepoint work at the top there! Fabulous!

Thanks for playing along!

morninglight mama said...

Welcome to the 5M4B carnival! Looks like you have quite a reading list here-- good luck!

Kipi said...

I enjoy the HP books on CD, too. I've read all the books at least twice, but hearing them read is a completely different experience!

Love your needlework. In another life I loved to cross-stitch. I still have lots of materials...just no time. :(

You've got quite a stack of books. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

Susan said...

Did you do the needlepoint at the top? That's wonderful! Wow - you have been/are planning to read a lot! And I've read none of them, so you've given me some ideas. Thank you!

ibeeeg said...

I like Ted Dekker books. I need to put another one of his on my TBR list.

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle said...

What a great list! I love Karen Kingsbury too; I will have to bookmark this and check out some of the others.

I'm just now catching up with the WOYN posts and am actually doing a giveaway as part of mine. :)


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