What's On Your Nightstand

It's the fourth Tuesday of the month and 5 Minutes for Books is hosting the carnival of What's On Your Nightstand. Jennifer wants to know all about who and what we're reading, when we find time to read, why we've chosen what to read and where we read.

I've gotten through some of my TBR pile and added a few more. I've finished 13 of the 20 of my Fall Reading Challenge Books and review links are posted on the sidebar. There are about 3 or 4 books from the challenge that I haven't even gotten yet. Will probably pick those up in December after Nano.

What's curr
ently on my nightstand. Take a Look.

Dead Even by Mariah Stewart, Deat Heat by Joel Rosenberg and Seventh Day by Bodie Thoene are for the Fall Reading Challenge.

Hadassah by Tenney is just because.

Life of Pi by Yann Martell is because I joined the Martell Harper Challenge and the book has been on my wishlist for quite a while. Agatha Christie's Murder of Roger Ackroyd is part of the Challenge. The other Christie book is just because it was there and looked good so picked it up.

I came across Ghost in the Machine by Caroline Graham when doing research for my mystery story.
I'm currently reading a nonfiction book called "Mystery writers" edited by Sue Grafton and my mom loves Grafton, plus have been considering reading her ABC series for a while. Starting with A of course - A is for Alibi.

The rest are just because they looked good and are pretty much 2nd and 3rd reads of various new authors I have fallen in "like" with.

That's the who and what and why. Where is usually anywhere in my house that's comfortable. When I read, it's rarely after going to bed, otherwise I get caught up and read half the night. Otherwise the rest of the day is up for grabs reading wise. After breakfast, before Father gets up; during lunch; or after lessons are done. Father usually gets home around 8:30, but if he works late, then will read after James goes to bed. I'd much rather read than watch tv anyday.

So...what's on your nightstand?


  1. Wow, you've made a lot of progress on you challenge list! That's awesome! And quite a stack you have goign there.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Happy reading.

  2. What a pile!! I have thought about doing the Sue Grafton series myself. When you start the A one, let me know what you think!

  3. I really liked the Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I think I reviewed it already.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Hi Robin, what a great pile you have there. I'll be back later in the month to see what you thought of them. :-)

  5. Great stack. My mother keeps telling me I need to read the alphabet books.

  6. I'm with you -- books over t.v. any day.

    I wish reading could keep me awake! If I start reading even the most fascinating thriller in bed, I'm drowsy after a few pages. It's a real character flaw...

  7. Gol-ly you are a voracious reader! Thanks for your comment on my blog :)


  8. I love Life of Pi! Enjoy!


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