1. “I’ve already composed practice reviews for both books in my head; I just hope I can remember half of what I want to say about them when I finally begin writing it all down.” Hah! I SO relate to that.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on The Reluctant Dragon. Sounds like you’re packing a lot into your smidgens of reading time!

  2. Sounds like you’ve been busy. Too bad Les Miserables wasn’t the best experience for you, I read your review. I’ve always meant to try something by Francine Rivers. Would you believe that my favourite book of the Bible is Job? I’m doing Nightstand posts again myself. Happy reading in February.

  3. That’s a goal I can support!!!

    I listened to Turtle in Paradise as well. Good audiobook.

    Many of the titles on the Newbery list were at least nominated for Cybils, and I remember some of them being discussed, but it’s interesting that there is NO overlap!

    Moon over Manifest reminded me a lot of Turtle in Paradise, actually.

  4. I wasn’t drawn to Ann’s book intially, but I keep seeing so many rave reviews about it, I should get it after all.

    I enjoyed clicking through and commenting on a couple of the reviews you linked to.

  5. I do the same thing…compose reviews in my head while I’m still reading and hope I can remember them when I sit down to actually write, LOL! Glad I’m not the only one. Great list! I’m dying to read One Thousand Gifts…I love Ann’s blog!

  6. Oh. Her Daughter’s Dream. That needs to go on my February stack for certain. (Esp. given the fact that I borrowed a copy from a friend! Whoops.)

    I think it’s very unique of you to enjoy Job so much. I hope you DO talk about that a bit more.

    Glad you are back for Nightstand. I almost forgot it AGAIN this month but I’m glad to be back on track as well.

  7. Unusual for me to give up on a book as well but I’ve done it. Middlemarch, anyone? 🙂

    I’m seeing “1000 Gifts” EVERYWHERE!

    Oh, and in reply to your comment on my list: The Prince of Frogtown is different from Bragg’s other memoirs in that it is both the story of his dad’s very difficult life and Rick’s attempt to learn how to be a dad to his newly acquired stepson. It is at turn poignant and hilarious; in fact, there were times I laughed out loud!

    Happy reading!

  8. Amy,

    I do most of my listening while driving back and forth to work (1/2 commute, 2x a week). I also listening when I’m running errands when I don’t have kids with me.

    I am currently listening to Chains and look forward to Forge. I also am looking forward to your review on One Thousand Gifts.

  9. I can’t wait to hear what you think of One Thousand Gifts! I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. If I had known it would move me so much I would have read it back in November when I first got the manuscript instead of waiting til January!

  10. Thansk for stopping by my nightstand – I am, like you, trying to get back in the routine after a break! Loved reading your LMM reveiws – that’s been a fun challenge for me. Have a great reading month!

  11. Can you believe I’d never heard of Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts? I’d heard of Voskamp, of course, but somehow have never managed to hear about her book. I’ll be waiting to see your review!

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