On My Nightstand: Books, Ebooks, Audiobooks and Graphic Novels


Hey!! How are you doing? I have been away for quite some time. I have been working on spring cleaning projects around the house and loving the results. I have come to realize that I attach way too much sentimental thoughts to “things” in my home and this year, I am turning it on it’s head with my spring cleaning efforts. I began a few weeks ago and cleaned out my craft room and restructure it’s layout and I am more than half way complete and love the energy when I enter the space.  More on that later.

Despite my “Cleaning bug” I still have managed to keep my reading up. I am in love with all things books so it is easy for me to fit time even if it’s 15 minutes here or there.  So I thought I would update you with what’s “On My Nightstand”:


While in college I first came across literature that taught me about the Japanese Internment camps here in the US. I never came across this information prior to then and I was surprised. I had this first book on my TBR list for a while and while in New Jersey last month, I purchased it. The book is called, “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka. It is a historical fiction following a family to an internment camp in Utah.  The second book called, “Gaijin: American Prisoner of War” is a graphic novel I came across at the library and decided it would be nice to see another approach to the topic.

onmynightstandMay-16_2016cMy third read is a brand new science fiction release by Sylvain Neuvel called, “Sleeping Giants“. I put myself on the wait list for this book a while back and was so thrilled when it came in last week. I am really enjoying this story and just found out it is the beginning of a series. So if you don’t like long waits, then I would hold off a while since the next book is slated for the summer of 2017.

onmynightstandMay-16_2016dMy final book is an audiobook by Tessa Harris and is called, “The Anatomist’s Apprentice“. It is a the beginning of a mystery series set in eighteenth-century England featuring an anatomist and the first forensic detective. It sounds very interesting and I just started listening to it today at work. So I will keep you posted.

So those are what’s on my nightstand.  What are you reading right now?

Happy Reading!


On my nightstand: three books and an audiobook


Hello my bookworm friends! This year has started off with a bang. I read some great books in January and will be posting some reviews soon. In the meantime, I thought I would share with you what I am currently reading:

The bottom book I have had for some time now and been wanting to read it and now is the time. It is titled, “Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos. The photography is amazing in this book. I will definitely post a review when I complete it.

The second book is my book club selection for February, and it is titled, “An Ember in The Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir. This book came out last year with a lot of fanfare at the bookstores. I have already started it and it is really good so far.

The top book is my Kindle which has the book titled, “Number the Starsby Lois Lowry and I have chosen to read along with Nicholas since this is an assigned book from school.

Some people ask me how I read more than one book. My answer is simple, “The same way I watch more than one television show.”  I typically read one book and listen to audiobooks at work. But last month I read multiple books and had no problem. I guess it depends on my mood and the type of reads. Reference, self-help, non-fiction mix better with fiction books. They are easily not confused. I don’t typically read the same genres at the same time because it might lead to confusions early on in the reading process. I hope that helps answer the question.

I hope you have something good to read on your nightstand. If not, what are you waiting for?

Happy reading!



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