Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What's On My Nightstand?

This month on my nightstand there are the following:

-Mademoiselle Boleyn by Robin Maxwell. I put this aside for a couple of weeks to give myself time to read Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne for the Classics Carnival on April 7th. I am still loving the court of Henry VIII.
-The Queen of subleties by Suzannah Dunn. Another book about Anne Boleyn, again a fictionalized version of her time in the court.
-Sounder my choice for the Childrens Classic Carnival on April 14th; the theme is dog stories.
-Marie Antoinette by Stefan Zweig. I picked this up at a library book sale for 25 cents.

Once again, I'll share with you my son's books:

-Pecorino Plays Ball by Alan Madison. The beginning of spring means the beginning of t-ball. This looked like a cute story.
-Mud is Cake by Pam Munoz Ryan. We read this every spring because of all the mud we deal with here in NE! It's a fun book!
-My Big Dog by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel. The story of a cat named Merl who exists in his perfect little cat-wrold until the arrival of a puppy.
-Just A Mess by Mercer Mayer. Hoping to encourage Tucker to keep his room neater.
-Hey! There's A Goblin Under a Throne! by Rhett Ransom Pennell. Tucker still loves books about castles and knights and this just looked fun!

Don't forget to check my Kid's Picks post on April 21st to see if any of these made the cut!


Nise' said...

Great stack of books! I love historical fiction. My kids loved the Little Critter books.

Julie said...

I've never read Sounder, but Where the Red Fern Grows is an awesome children's novel about dogs.

Carrie said...

Looks like you have some fun stuff. And I know I say this every time I'm here but I really like the music you chose for your blog!

morninglight mama said...

Oh, I think I could read "My Big Dog" with my eyes closed, we've read it that many times here in my house! :)

Great list!

therubycanary said...

I've got a pile on the nightstand, some of it sort of depressing.

Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin (which is fantastic.)

The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

Literature from the Axis of Evil from Words Without Borders


Even after All this Time by Latifi.

Trish said...

What a great idea to include your son's books - I should do that next time!

I'm just now catching up with the WOYN posts and am actually doing a giveaway as part of mine. :)