My Nightstand’s Just Not That Into Me

Right now nothing is on my night stand. While I sleep, Pride and Prejudice rests there occasionally, but during the day, I take it off the night stand and move it to my bed, in hopes of reading more often if it’s closer to the door. But to be honest, I don’t think my nightstand is that into me anymore. My stack of “to read” books is getting so ridiculous that by now I’m shocked to have not recieved a note from my nightstand saying something like this:

Dear Momma,

We’ve had a good run together, but your book addiction is just too much for me. I can’t continue supporting you in our relationship if you won’t seek help. I’d like to say that it’s not you, it’s me, but the truth is – it’s definitely you. And the truth is, I’m just not that into you anymore. It was fine when it was just one or two books. And I could deal when it was like 5 books at a time – I care about you and try to support you in all that you do, you know… But this… this is just too much. And I can’t deal – try the bedroom floor – maybe he’s free.

In Fond Memory,

Your Night Stand

Preemptively perhaps, I decided to simply use my bookshelf, but taking a note from Night Stand (in my imagination) I stacked said “to read” stack on the floor for this photo opportunity, so you can see sort of what I’m talking about, and why I don’t think my night stand will keep seeing me if things continue on this way:

I don’t know when it got this bad. I don’t know how my husband refrains from smacking me upside my fool head when I complain I have nothing to read. I don’t want to lie to you and tell you this is as bad as it gets – these were just the “choice books” that look really yummy. There are more – more books I’ve never read, never mind the ones I have. That there on the bottom? That’s what I’m reading now. It’s pretty good. I’m about this far from finishing it:

What’s on your night stand (if it hasn’t left you yet)?


  1. Hmm, on my night stand there sits an alarm clock and some breath mints. And it’s not even a night stand really. It’s a file cabinet full of my genealogy research. But I have lots of bookshelves full of books. One of my favorites being Pride and Prejudice of course. πŸ™‚


  2. @ Sarah : Oh you know I’ve read Gone With the Wind – it’s like my favorite book which is why Scarlett is still on my stack despite skepticism on my part.


  3. @ Jen : Twilight is soooo good – you have to join the Twilight club. πŸ™‚

    I loved the Other Boleyn Girl also and plan to read Jane Eyre next month. πŸ™‚


  4. Ok, I thought my nightstand was bad. OMG-yours is hilarious, as was this post!

    Here’s what’s on mine:

    Jane Eyre (Almost Done)
    The Other Bolelyn Sister (need to finish)
    Twilight (Haven’t started)


  5. My husband has put me on a book buying moratorium at least three times in the ten years we’ve been married. But I am seriously addicted. He got a $150 gift card to B&N for his birthday and looked over at me and handed it right over. Why try, he thought? She’ll buy ’em anyway! My idea of a fun time is heading to New York City or Portland and rushing to Strand Book Store or Powell’s and hanging out for hours and spending lots of money. WOW! I can sooooo relate to you.


  6. Wow! That’s quite a stack. I read Scarlett years ago, but felt it wasn’t nearly as good as the original. If you haven’t check out GWTW for sure. But maybe you have since you are reading the sequel. πŸ™‚

    I read Mayflower a year ago (or so). It was fascinating!

    (Found your blog via 5Minutes)


  7. @ Lindsay : I’ve been meaning to read Scarlett for years now… The story intrigues me for sure, but I think since it’s not by the same author I’m just being overly skeptical…


  8. hehe this post cracked me up! That is a HUGE stack!! I need to start P&P.. I see Scarlet in your stack as well. Someone told me I should read that now that I am almost done with Gone With the Wind.


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