It probably should be "books on my nightstand" but I broke the leg off my nightstand and haven't managed to repair it so we will go with this. Though honestly something like 'books strewn around my house so I can't find them when I want them" would be more accurate.
I tend to read multiple books at once and right now I think I have four going. What I read depends so much on my mood so I like to have choices at all times. I must admit that once in a while I get confused, especially when I am using my Kindle and don't have the cover to remind me of what I am reading. Currently I am reading:
The Blitz by Juliet Gardiner. I am really fascinated by the social history of WWII particularly in relation to England. I am really not sure how or why this interest began. I have been sitting here trying to remember and I just can't. I am sure it began with a book at some point but this interest is so long-standing I can't remember the source. Possibly my mother reading An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden aloud when I was a child. That book made a big impression on me. Anyway, I am finding The Blitz fascinating and horrifying all at the same time. I only started it yesterday so I haven't gotten that far.
The Last Lion by William Manchester. My father recommended this. It is about Churchill during the years 1932-1940. It is more straight up history than I usually read but it is interesting. It goes well with all the social history and fills in a lot of the gaps in my knowledge. Churchill was a fascinating and unusual man. I have been reading this off and on for a while. I get bogged down in it sometimes and have to take a break.
The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins. Everyone needs a little sensational literature to provide light relief. Valeria marries Eustace against everyone's wishes and then discovers on their honeymoon that he is harboring a dark secret. Drama ensues.
The Ginger Griffin by Ann Bridge. Amber leaves England and an unhappy love affair behind and goes to Peking to stay with her uncle who is a diplomat. Adventure ensues. My guess is she also has a happier love affair but I haven't gotten to that yet.
So there you have it. I think I should resist the urge to start another book and finish one of these instead. I don't have a picture of the Wilkie Collins because it is on my Kindle and I am not sure you really need a picture of that. You know what a Kindle looks like. The Ann Bridge I am reading on my laptop using Scribd. I have very mixed feelings about that. On the positive side, all the books! For only $8.99 a month! Hurray! On the negative side, I really hate reading on my laptop. I don't feel like I get as caught up in a book and my eyes get tired. I keep thinking I will cancel my subscription but then I find another book I really want to read. I wish I could just afford to buy all the books I want.
What are you reading lately?
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