Sept. 29/On my nightstand

On my nightstand


Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin — I’m rereading this as part of The Money Diet and inspiration for how I want to life my life. It is actually a library book I own, bought at a library sale.

Accidentally on Purpose by Mary Pols — My friend Mary wrote this. I loaned out my copy and haven’t got it back, so I have this one from the library to re-read for my bookclub this month. We chose her book this month because it is the basis for a new series (Accidentally on Purpose) starring Jenna Elfman. It is on Monday nights after How I Met Your Mother. Mary was by far the best writer at the newspaper where I used to work. I still think she is an awesome writer and inspiration. (Hers is the blurry light blue book)

The Mandarins by Simone de Beauvoir — I have renewed this to the limit. I’m not sure why it is taking me so long to read. I love it. I keep thinking, how the heck did I go 41 years without reading this woman? (It is the blurry red book!)

When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson and the chess books — no movement here yet!

8 thoughts on “Sept. 29/On my nightstand”

    1. Stephanie,
      I’m the same way. I only keep books I love. I rarely buy books and will often check something nonfiction out from the library several times before deciding to purchase it for my library. I have two bookshelves that take center stage in my living room and they hold all the books I can’t part with. I think I’ll post a photo of them today actually.

  1. It seems like you finally gave the black ballet flats that your husband hates the ol’ heave-ho. I haven’t seen you wear them in a while.

    If the Beauvoir book fiction? I’ve never heard of this one.

  2. Kristi, a wise move, I think. When I’ve gone shopping with my husband and relied on his advice, the wardrobe pieces I’ve bought with him have often turned out to be my favorite things to wear. Husbands know what makes their wives look good.

  3. I miss reading 🙁 I have banned myself from reading any books or magazines while I am trying to study for my professional exam. Too bad my BF bought me the new Dan Brown book for my birthday and it is just crying out “Read me! Read me!” and I just cant right now.

  4. My past two summers have been spent at Graduate school, and if I don’t pass my professional exam by April then I am looking to take sabbatical this coming summer to finish it. Summer as I knew it is out of sight!

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