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What's on your nightstand?

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  • Started 3 years ago by MicheleB
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  1. MicheleB
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    What are you reading this week?

    On my nightstand this week is "The Sorceress" (book 3 of the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel).

    How about you?

    ~Michele~

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. edkowalski
    Member

    I feel guilty, I'm a lazy reader so currently I've got nothing on my night stand :( I want to start book 2 of the Percy Jackson series. There are a couple of new books on economics and politics I want to read. Steven Tyler's autobio comes out in May, does that count? What's Secrets about? I don't recall so many YA books about the supernatural, the occult or magic when I was young. I got Poe, but I had to read Ivanhoe too. ps, Arrowsmith is NOT about the band. heh

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. Fernando
    Member

    Sorry for the delay guys. My nightstand is cluttered with munchies and a large coffee. In my favorite reading chair, I just finished Ludlum's Scarlati Inheritance. Yes, my goal is to write YA, but sometimes inspiration comes from outside the pale.

    So, do you guys listen to music shile you right? Opera followed by pub music gets the imagination cooking.

    Fernando

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. phutchison
    Member

    i read children's books as part of my living. I write literature units for edHelper.com. My daughter is jealous that my boss sends me books to read! The latest one I read was "Under the Blood Red Sun." It's a book about a Japanese-American family and their troubles/reactions when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. It was very well done. Right now I'm reading Gooseberry Park by Cynthia Rylant. I love my job!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. Here's an oddity! I love to write, but I don't enjoy reading! (Perhaps that shows in the quality of what I write :-)) As far as my nightstand is concerned, I do have a book on punctuation that was given to me by a fellow critiquer (English professor at a local college) and some newspaper articles my wife loves to clip and leave there for my reading "pleasure." Those mostly deal with changing trends in book publishing.

    Marvin

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. MicheleB
    Member

    Whoopee!

    I just got back from the library and snagged the bulk of the last two year's worth of Newbery Award winners and honorees.

    A couple of years ago, I decided i wanted to read the last decade's worth of award winners, and was richly rewarded. After I catch up with the past two years, I may go back a second decade, but I haven't decided yet for sure.

    I'm starting today with "Moon Over Manifest" by Clare Vanderpool. Loving it so far. Americana is always a winner in my book.

    ~Michele~

    p.s. Last week, I read 3 titles by Laurie Halse Anderson (Y/A stuff - Speak, Twisted, and Wintergirls). Wow! That woman has her finger on the pulse of today's adolescents. Amazing stuff.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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