What’s on my Nightstand – February 2015

It appears that February brought about even less personal reading time than January. I have purposed that I have to be intentional and diligent to get my reading time in for March. No problem, right?

I was able to finish up reading Parnassus on Wheels and thoroughly enjoyed that read from Christopher Morley. I had The Haunted Bookshop waiting. Unfortunately I have not made much progress with this one. Last night I really needed a bit of bedtime reading and decided to just push the rest of my to do list for the next day and grabbed the book to read a bit. Excellent decision, I have to say.

Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child was slowly finished up this month. When I began this book I was really enjoying it but about halfway in I grew a bit weary of the presentation. Later chapters just seemed to drag a bit. I pushed through to finish though. I had to request it inter-library loan so not easy to read again later. There were excellent points made so I don’t feel it was a waste. It lined up well in thought with other studies I have been doing on education.

Home Education by Charlotte Mason is still beside my bed. I am enjoying this book but seem to take it in small, slow chunks. Hopefully I can pick up the pace as a friend has loaned it me.

Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women was perhaps my favorite read this month. This child’s biography of the author Louisa May Alcott was delightful. It was an enjoyable read that presented Alcott’s life from her childhood to her passing. As I read, I felt myself become well acquainted with Louisa. How she loved and cared for others was beautiful. I have been inspired to read Little Women. A good biography needs to be a constant on my nightstand.

And finally, Frankenstein.  This is one I keep bumping down my list. However, my daughter is reading it for school so I decided to go ahead and read it. I’m not sure why I have not read it before now. We shall see if I find more enjoyment than my daughter.

Not an impressive list of readings for this month. Hopefully I will get more accomplished in March. It is a longer month, right? And my to read list is growing….

What have you been reading?

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3 thoughts on “What’s on my Nightstand – February 2015

  1. What a great pile!!! I read both the Morley titles last year and just LOVED them! 🙂

    I’m reading so much it isn’t funny. 😉 A lot of them are slow reads for the whole year though. I just finished First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen. It was so good! I’m slowly enjoyed Thrush Green also by Miss Read…:)

  2. Reading your thoughts on “Ten Ways…” makes me think that some books should just end halfway because they seem to run out of things to say. I wonder at times if authors are pushed to meet a page quota….

    I have Frankenstein on my list for this year too. Haven’t gotten to it yet either. 🙂
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  3. Some days one just *has* to push the rest of the to-do list to the next day and take some time to read. Sounds like an excellent decision!

    I was going to suggest getting a copy of Charlotte Mason’s Home Education from Project Gutenberg for use on a computer, e-reader, or mobile device — but then I realized that where I’ve actually seen the book is on Ambleside Online. I’m not sure whether that format would lend itself to reading leisurely or not (I have an older Kindle and would have to fiddle to get a webpage to show up vs. a PDF or text file).

    I really enjoy biographies – and a well-written children’s biography is a treasure indeed. Off to my library’s site to see if they have it!
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