What’s On Your Nightstand: February

What's On Your NightstandThe folks at 5 Minutes For Books host What’s On Your Nightstand? the fourth Tuesday of each month in which we can share about the books we have been reading and/or plan to read. You can learn more about it by clicking the link or the button.

I finished The Tartan Pimpernel, an autobiography of Donald Caskie, a Scottish pastor in France during WWII who helped establish safe houses and escape routes for Allied soldiers, and reviewed it here.

I also finished Words Unspoken by Elizabeth Musser about…a lot of things actually, but the main story line involves a teen-age girl who feels she caused the accident that killed her mother, and eighteen months later still has panic attacks when she tries to drive. But as I said in my review, it is about so much more. This was one of my favorite books of the year so far.

I reviewed Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping here but did not read it completely since it is mainly a book of homemaking tips. I did read much the philosophy behind the book and dipped into several portions, and have it ready as a reference.

I also finished Interwoven about two missionaries whose spouses died and who were eventually led together and reviewed it here.

I am almost finished with Parting the Waters:Finding Beauty in Brokenness by Jeanne Damoff about her teen-age son’s near-drowning and can’t wait to tell you more about it.

I just started Dr. Sa’eed of Iran: Kurdish Physician to Princes and Peasants Nobles and Nomads by Jay M. Rasooli and Cady H. Allen (which I looked up mainly because a poem from it was read at Dr. John Dreisbach’s funeral).

I’m not sure what is next after those two, but I think I am in the mood for something lighter. I have several Christian fiction titles on my shelf, plus I am thinking about reading Emma by Jane Austen after recently seeing the newest PBS production. I read all the rest of Austen’s novels over the last few years, but had read that one over 30 years ago for a college course. I’d like to revisit it while the production I saw is still fresh in my mind. But…we’ll see!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to see what other people have been delving into or if you would like to share what you’ve been reading, head over to 5 Minutes For Books.

11 thoughts on “What’s On Your Nightstand: February

  1. Did you like the new movie version of Emma? I’ve heard some positive things about it and I’d kind of like to see it myself once it becomes available on DVD or something.

    I’ve placed two orders with Amazon lately and each time I linger and hesitate over Tartan Pimpernel. I’m going to do it! I’m so glad you keep mentioning it because it keeps it on the forefront of my reading “plan.” (Whatever that plan looks like.)

  2. I have to be in the “mood” to read, Barbara, and I’m not sure what that mood is but I haven’t been in it of late and I’ve some really good books at my bedside. I think it is partly that I have so little time during the day to read and then by the time Jaylon goes home, I have things I need to do, then it’s bedtime and I’m too tired to read. What’s a wife/mother/grandmother/homemaker to do? *grin*

  3. You inspire me to keep plowing through all the books on my nightstand! You’ve listed some good material here. My father might enjoy the Tartan Pimpernel–he loves anything about WWII. Mrs. Dunworthy sounds fun… love that title.

    I totally forgot about 5MFBooks… thanks for the link. :~D

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