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What’s On My Nightstand – June 2012

Posted Jun 26 2012 7:00am

What's On Your Nightstand

I’ve been reading up a storm again this month, and mostly on my Kindle. Holding a real book in my hand is still the best, but I am definitely getting used to the electronic format.

Reviews posted at 5 Minutes for Books/5 Minutes for Mom :

Other Books Read

No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Sensory or Motor Challenges
3 of 5 stars true
This book is the product of a collaboration between Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, one of the leading researchers in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and Doreit Bialer, an OT with many years of experience with SPD on both the personal and professional level. Their goals in writing it were to offer low-cost, low-tech strategies for children with sensorimotor challenges, as well as to teach principles that will allow parents, teachers, and other professionals to problem solve on their own and come up with effective solutions that will address the specific sensory issues faced by their child, student, or client. Full review here

I've Got Your Number
4 of 5 stars true
Clever, loved the footnotes! Just what you’d expect, but in a good way. :)

Signs and Wonders
2 of 5 stars true
Odd little book, and I do mean little – it was actually a novella. Written well enough that I read the whole thing rather than putting it down, but not enough substance to recommend to someone else.

Dreaming of Mr. Darcy
3 of 5 stars true
Fun read and loved that it focused on Persuasion rather than P&P. The middle part was a bit muddled, as the confusion over "who likes whom" went on too long, but overall I enjoyed it.

Walking on Broken Glass
3 of 5 stars true
Much better than the other book of hers I read last month! This book was more pulled together in terms of plot and the characters made more sense.

You Are What You Think
3 of 5 stars true
Good book – very focused on one specific topic – self-talk. Dr. Stoop goes into a lot of detail about how this is formed and how it affects us, as well as how to change it so that we can have a more positive and even healthy life.

I have enjoyed hearing him on the New Life Live radio show, so was excited when this showed up as a free Kindle download on Amazon. I would recommend it for anyone who struggles with this issue.

Kissing Adrien
3 of 5 stars true
Fun read! A bit formulaic in spots but included a lot of good dialogue about how different cultures view the practice of Christianity in our everyday lives.

Exposed: A Novel
2 of 5 stars true
While I appreciated her attempt to cover a serious topic that’s not often addressed in Christian fiction, I found myself often confused by the sudden decisions the characters would make. There just wasn’t enough detail regarding the internal thought processes or the specific events that prompted each of their shifts.

The portrayal of the two different worlds was fairly good, though, and I did like the way she went between two different stories and brought them together towards the end. I think this could have used another rewrite to be worth recommending.

Chasing Sunsets: A Cedar Key Novel
4 of 5 stars true
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read because I didn’t want to stop reading!

The storyline centers around a single mom who is still adjusting to her divorce and struggling with her ex over custody of their two sons. In the book, we see her come to understand more about herself and why her husband left, as well as uncover some secrets about her family of origin that explain a lot regarding her past.

She meets a wonderful mentor lady who we learn a bit about, and it appears the second book in the series will focus more on her. I enjoyed the setting, the characters, and of course the romance!

And here’s what I’m reading now (we won’t mention the three books I have finished but not reviewed yet!):

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