Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What's On Your Nightstand?

This is my monthly post for What's On Your Nightstand?
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see what others are reading.

Do you remember Reading Rainbow? Is it still on PBS? Last night Honey Bear and I watched "Men of Honor" which stars Cuba Gooding, Jr....He always thinks this is the actor who played on "Roots"...but I know that was La Var Burton, who was also on Star Trek Generations and hosted Reading Rainbow.
I am currently reading...

This is either the 16th or 17th book in The Elm Creek Quilts series and all of them are on my shelf...I enjoy the ones about the modern day quilters and their quilt retreat on the Bergstrom estate....however, the ones which delve into history are my favorites.

From Publishers Weekly

In her true-to-form latest, Chiaverini (The Aloha Quilt; etc.) goes back to the Civil War era as the men go off to fight and the women of Elm Creek Valley support the Union troops. While the women struggle with their own problems, updates from the front amplify tensions as the war comes closer to home, leading some to tragedy and others to heartbreaking revelations.
This book has been on my shelf for quite some time and I have decided to read it soon.

From Publishers Weekly

In her 12th book, the British author of the two series featuring Adam Dalgleish and Cordelia Gray ( Devices and Desires and An Unsuitable Job for a Woman , respectively) poses a premise that chills and darkens its setting in the year 2021. Near the end of the 20th century, for reasons beyond the grasp of modern science, human sperm count went to zero. The last birth occurred in 1995, and in the space of a generation humanity has lost its future
I still need to read this one(mentioned last month) before May book club.
I haven't read the sequel to Her Mother's Hope.
I did read 
and I wasn't disappointed...
I read
about the lives of three extraordinary women and the bond created between them in childhood...this is the first in a trilogy
This is waiting on my Kindle.
It was recommended by a friend
Amazon product description: Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear.


  1. I think the Nightstand meme isn't til next week -- it is usually the fourth Tuesday -- but that's okay, you can just link this one up then. :-)

    I've never read Nora Roberts but have one friend who is a real fan and has read most of her stuff.

    That series about quilts sounds really good.

    No, sadly, Reading Rainbow isn't on any more. My kids loved that show.

  2. I was just looking up Reading Rainbow the other day and sadly realized that it hadn't been on the air for a while now. Thankfully, our library has many DVDs of the show to borrow!

    Happy reading this month,
    Dawn, 5M4B

  3. I really like The Elm Creek Quilts novels. I was lucky to get my hands on the latest book the day the library received it! It was pretty good. I didn't think it was as good as some of the others, but it was still a pleasant read.

    Happy May reading!

  4. Those Elm Creek Quilt novels look interesting--I've never heard of them. As an amateur quilter myself, I love reading about the history of quilting and about other quilters. I'll have to check them out!

  5. Wow, I think we have a lot in common reading-wise. Love the Elm Creek Quilters books, Fannie Flagg and Nora Roberts. I also remember enjoying The Children of Men.

    Enjoy your reading!