Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's On My Nightstand?

What's On Your Nightstand

My internet availability this week has been intermittent. Hubby says it's a miracle that my internet is working at all, that there is no reason why it works, and that it will probably disappear at any time. In the meantime, I'm grateful for the chance to write a blog post and join in on this month's Nightstand.

For the month of January, I challenged myself to read nothing but the Bible. So far I've stuck to that challenge! I wrote about week 1 and week 2 already.

In total, I've read:

Judges 12-21
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles 1-33

By the end of the month, I hope to finish 2 Chronicles and then read Ezra and Nehemiah.

I am very excited to dive back into fiction and nonfiction books during February. I've visited the library several times to pick up movies and some study materials for my husband. While there, I had way too much fun browsing the stacks. I brought home way more books than I could ever hope to read in a month! Here is my priority list...

December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World by Craig Shirley - A review copy. I wasn't able to read it in December and need to review it soon.

Everyday Life in Traditional Japan - I've had this book on my list for months but haven't finished it. I'm about halfway done and need to just buckle up and finish the rest.

Dry As Rain by Gina Holmes - I loved her first book and was excited when I found out another had been published. I put this book on hold at my library when they ordered it and I will be the first person to read it!

A Walk Across by the Sun by Corban Addison - This book was promoted in a recent Goodreads newsletter and sounds really intense. It's not my normal genre, but I'm looking forward to seeing why people are raving about it.

Happy February reading!


Nancy said...

All of the books on your priority list sound great! Happy reading. :)


April said...

I'm doing the "read through the Bible in a year plan." I'm a little behind, but I think I can catch up! I love the OT, though.

Beth said...

Wow! Great job on your Bible Reading. As much as I love God's Word, I don't think I could ONLY read it.

December 1941 looks like an interesting read.


Lisa notes... said...

I love the diversity in your list.

I've started in 2 Samuel just this week. I get something new out of each book of the Bible each time I go through. How wonderful that God's word is living and active still!

Jen E @ mommablogsalot said...

Wow, that's quite a challenge! Enjoy your dive back into fiction!

Missie said...

That is a good idea. I did that a couple years ago for Lent. I think I will do that again this year...I really feel that it brings me so much closer to God.

Trish said...

You got through a lot of the Bible in a month! The Gina Holmes books sound good, too.

Susan said...

What a great way to start the year - in the Word! I usually read the Bible all the way through every other year, although I'm taking a break. I always bog down in the prophets. Happy 2012!

Mrs. Bacon said...

Neat list. Happy Reading and thanks for stopping by the studio.
BTW I will look for the book you recommended Have a new kid by friday.
Have fun!

Jennifer said...

I think that is a great challenge to only read the Bible for a month! All your books for February sound interesting to me. Happy reading!

make.share.give said...

Very proud how you stuck to it this month!