What’s on my nightstand, er, living room bench
I saw on 5 Minutes For Books this morning an invitation to join in the “what’s on my nightstand” blog post for the fourth Tuesday of every month. Sounded like fun. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach, metaphorically speaking, so I’m actually doing “what’s on my living room bench”. A few days ago I realized that the library book situation at our house was reaching ridiculous proportions. I started to gather all the books to figure out what needed to be returned and lined them up on my bench so I could see what I have. After I took this picture, I remembered that my husband had his own stack of a dozen books or so on his side of the bed. I decided not to count them since I only planning on reading one or two from his stack.
This is a regular occurrence at our house. I request book after book from the library each time something catches my eye until the stacks around the house have become dangerously high. I really need to pace myself and only request a book or two a week instead of fifteen, but I can’t seem to help myself.
The books I’m most excited about are Corrag by Susan Fletcher, I Still Dream About You by Fannie Flagg, Spilling Ink by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter, and The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi. Hopefully my stacks won’t intimidate me into ignoring all the books and watching t.v. instead. Wish me luck.