Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What's On Your Nightstand (February)

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Translated by Samuel Putnam. I'm on page 862. There are 1170 pages of the story--and 1239 if you include the foot notes...but I'm not reading those. The story itself is interesting--dry in places, but hilarious in others.

Dune by Frank Herbert. I'm on 255 of this one. I haven't been giving this one my full attention. I think I've read it two or three times this month--several chapters at a time each time. But I'd like to get it finished soon. So I might bump it up in priority.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I'm on 209. I did finish the audio book of this one earlier in the month, but I wanted to read it too since it was so good.

Chocolat by Joanne Harris. I'm on page 68. This is supposed to be the book club read of the month, but I'm running so behind...I don't know if I'll get it done by the 28th or not. Oh well, I think it an appropriate read for Lent anyhow!

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley. I'm thirty pages into this YA book. It is very good so far.

In Bible reading...I'm still in the Wycliffe New Testament, I've only got a handful of books left to read: 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, Jude, and Revelation.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible


Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I heard someone else say that the audio of The Book Thief was really good. I think I may "read" it that way.

(I also am often tempted to "really read" a book if I enjoy the audio).

Lindsay said...

What a great list! I need to try to do more Audio books.. I have time to listen more than I have time to read! Have fun reading this month :-)

Amanda said...

North of Beautiful has set the bar for all other YA books this year. I cannot wait to hear how you like it!

Janet said...

I'm reading 'The Book Thief' too. It hasn't grabbed me yet, but I feel it starting to happen.

'Don Quixote' is one of those books I know 'about' but have yet to take on. I'll be curious to hear your thoughts.

I tagged you for a meme today, if you care to participate...