What’s on Your Nightstand – April

by Jennifer


Has the warmer weather filled up your days and stolen away your reading time, or has all the extra time at the sports fields and shutting kids around resulted in a little bit of extra time to read?

Have you made a plan for this month?

We’d love for you to share your recent reading triumphs with us, or a plan for the next month. Weather you’re working through one book or hope to finish 4, we want to hear about it!

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessie April 26, 2011 at 8:15 am

Guilty of stealing time to read. Normally I need to busy myself with something else, but opt to read instead and try to cram in the something else later.


2 Jennifer April 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Oh, me too, Jessie. Me, too. There are worse vices, right??


3 Kara April 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

Where did April go?! I read more novels than usual this month. Curious to see what everyone else read.


4 Jennifer Ekstrand April 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I’ve enjoyed having the warmer weather. Some nice days I’m able to take the books out and enjoy the sunshine as I read.


5 Jennifer April 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

That’s my favorite way to read, for sure.


6 jennifer April 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I have a set schedule for reading. A kindle book during my lunch break at work (45 min). Then at least a half hour at night before bed.


7 Nancy April 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm

This is my schedule at well, though I tend to read the same book during lunch and bedtime. I also grab as many spare minutes during the weekends as I can to read.


8 Jennifer April 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

When I was a working woman, I often read at my desk while eating lunch as well.

I just remembered that (and that makes me happy, because I thought that was in my “I’m not really reading so much these days” period, but I guess not, eh?).


9 jennifer April 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I usually have 2 books going at a time. Daytime reading can be darker, either a mystery or a thriller. While bedtime reading, tends to be lighter in nature like a romance.


10 jennifer April 26, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I usually have 2 books going at a time. Daytime reading can be darker, either a mystery or a thriller. While bedtime reading, tends to be lighter in nature like a romance.


11 Cassandra April 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I am trying to get my cleaning on a better schedule so that I have more time to read! I’ve been devouring books this month.


12 Elizabeth April 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Warmer weather? What’s that? Here in Oregon, the sun remains elusive. But when the warmer weather does come, I love reading outside ;)


13 Jennifer April 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm

And come July and August when you have truly delightful weather there, we will be sweltering here, and it won’t be so pleasant.


14 riTa April 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

This is my first time participating, if I remember correctly. Let’s see how this goes. Hopefully this will keep me accountable and faithful to my reading goals.


15 Trish April 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

A bit late, but mine is up now!


16 Sarah M. April 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Well, my post is quite belated, but better late then never! :)


17 Teresa April 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I’ve been meaning to participate for a few months. I finally was able to do it and got my first post up! Thanks for hosting.


18 Paige May 22, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I know I am late to the shindig as usual…but if anyone is interested…I have Sunset magazine, Southern Living Magazine, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and Backpacker magazine….Just finished Vogue. Also finishing the weekend wall street journal….too much reading so I am off to the studio to do more work and play with my little one.


19 Jennifer, Snapshot (&5minutesforbooks) May 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm

You are late!! In fact, on Tuesday we’ll be talking about our May picks.

I loved the Artist’s Way.



20 Ann July 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

This is my first time, and I hope I linked it all up the right way. I will be back!!!


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