November 24, 2008

What's on your Nightstand?

I'm so excited to finally participate in this 5 Minutes for Books carnival. I have an eclectic group on my nightstand right now!
  1. The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne-This was a giveaway over on Tara's View on Books and someone else won it. Miriam Parker, who works for the publisher, saw that I entered the contest so she emailed me asking if I would be interested in a review copy. The book looked intriguing to me, so I said yes! I will be reviewing this book soon.
  2. Heroes at Home by Ellie Kay-this is the only one I'm actually reading right now! It's written for family members of our military. It includes practical tips to simplify military life and personal anecdotes of what others have been through. I was given this book at MOPS!
  3. The New Language of Toys by Sue Schwartz and Joan E. Heller Miller- I won this on 5 Minutes for Special Needs Books, and plan on putting it into practice quickly. It deals with using play to encourage speech and language.
  4. Boomtown: Chang's Famous Fireworks by Nowen N. Particular-Stephanie told me that Thomas Nelson Publishing is building a team of Book Review Bloggers. Any blogger can receive free products in exchange for writing reviews. I was given 4 options initially. Two were thrillers, 1 was a book on tape, and this was the 4th one. I have to admit I'm drawn to the name of this author!!! This book is on it's way, but it will be on my nightstand shortly!
  5. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens-I want to participate in next week's online book club, right here at 5 Minutes for Books. I can't quite remember if I've ever read A Christmas Carol (high school?), so I'm excited! I told the librarians yesterday that my favorite movie version is The Muppets. They both said, "It's the best one!"
Because I'll be having a steady stream of books, I've added the Shelfari widget to my sidebar that I've seen on many blogs.


Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I picked Boomtown also! = )

Janet said...

Thanks for reminding me of 'A Christmas Carol'! I'm just starting to get in the mood for Christmas.

This is my first visit to your blog, and I clicked through some of your CF links, and shot up a prayer for you. A couple at my church have a brand new baby diagnosed with CF. Thanks for sharing your experience and your beautiful little girl here.

Nise' said...

Trying to finish up A Christmas Carol for the Classics Bookclub too! I loved the Muppets version!

carma said...

I've not seen the Muppet version of A Christmas Carol yet -- but I bet it's good :) Happy reading!

LuAnn said...

OOH! I just signed up for the Thomas Nelson review program through your link. Thanks.