What’s on Your Nightstand, April 24

by Jennifer


Unfortunately, my nightstand/bookshelf is piling up. I’ve tried to say no to book offers coming my way. It’s a busy time of year, and add to that, we had some major upheaval that has had me driving, and talking, and planning, and helping. Notice I did NOT say reading. I’ve only read about 150 pages in the last 8 days. That’s probably a record.

I know that I will return to my beloved books, and I’m still snatching a few minutes of reading time at the end of my very long days. By next month’s Nightstand, my kids will be almost out of school. Summer and other vacations are great for my reading time, so I’m not in despair over the prospects of clearing off my nightstand of TBRs just yet.

What about you? Please link up below. We’d love to hear how April went as far as a reading month, or what you plan to read in May.

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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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1 Michelle Potter April 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

I’m in the middle of trying to “catch up” on my goal of reading 75 books this year (after not reading anything in January or February). Almost there!
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2 April April 24, 2012 at 12:47 am

I’ve started reading more, surprisingly, with a 8-week old baby! It keeps me from getting bored when I nurse-let’s face it, daytime tv stinks!
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3 Dawn April 24, 2012 at 6:09 am

I am feeling the same way- I was thinking – oh my what will I post, I have finished maybe two or three and am in the middle of the same stack, and the stack is growing!
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4 Barbara H. April 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

It’s nice to know in busy times that one day life will get back to “normal” and you’ll have more reading time. Enjoy those snatches of reading time when you can get them.
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5 Maria April 24, 2012 at 7:40 am

My reading is all over the place right now…a middle grades book, an adult non-fiction ARC that I’m getting ready to review, and a myriad of books that I’m reading aloud with Preschooler. My nightstand/library bag/Kindle overfloweth! :)
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6 Amy April 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

Hope it’s ok that I linked to a post written for another blog’s weekly “What Are You Reading?” I thought it would be silly to re-post the same post with this blog’s link. But that’s what I’m currently reading…
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7 Jen E April 24, 2012 at 10:00 am

I finished two books since my last nightstand and I’m knee deep in number 3, but it’s slow going with this one (Let the Great World Spin).
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8 Jessica April 24, 2012 at 10:30 am

Yeah…my nightstand is out of control. So out of control I don’t even have a post about what I’ve been reading, because like you – I haven’t finished anything! :)
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9 Nancy April 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

Glad I’m not the only one who’s got a stack piling up! April is just such a busy time of year – things will slow down in May when school gets out and then we have our road trip, I’m going to try to read on the road and see how it goes. We’ll have long stretches of nothing but flat highway so hopefully I won’t get nauseated!
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10 Leigh April 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I remember saying when my children were still in school that I thought Spring/End of the school year was a busier season than the Fall/Christmas season. I can encourage y’all still in that season of life that they do grow up and move on and you have more time to read.

Currently, I’m reading The Song Remains the Same which I got after reading the review here on 5 Minutes.

Recently finished Charles Martin’s latest, Thunder and Rain. Martin is probably my favorite author and I have loved each of his novels. This one did not disappoint.

Also read Giant George by Dave Nasser. Nasser’s pet Great Dane, George, is the world’s largest dog and reading his account of raising George is a fun read.

Still waiting on my Kindle/nightstand:

These Girls by Sarah Pekkanen
In the Water They Can’t See You Cry by Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard


11 Michelle April 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I’ve had hardly anytime to read too. Hope it gets better this next month!
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12 Leslie April 24, 2012 at 11:47 pm

My reading really slacked off for a few months last year, but I enjoyed several books this month. :0
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