I finished my Master’s Degree at the end of 2011 and therefore am pretty excited about the stack of non-academic reading that is piling up next to my bed in 2012! Here’s a quick dissection of the picture above (from the bottom):
Journal- This is a really beautiful one; filled with really nice cottony, fiber-y paper that feels old-fashioned and hand-made. I should really move it from the bottom of the stack to somewhere more inspiring. Maybe get a more awesome pen too.
Elizabeth Berg’s, Dream When You are Feeling Blue – My grandmother Mary (see Dec. 23 post) was an avid reader. This was one of the last books she read before she passed away. Honestly, I haven’t gotten to it because I think it may make me feel . . .well, blue.
Anne Lamott’s, Bird by Bird- I am slowly making my way through this. Not because it is a difficult read, but because I feel the need to drink in every word.
Max Lucado’s, Christmas Stories – A gift from my parents, who give me some type of Christmas story every year (sometimes for children, sometimes for adults). Love this tradition!
Whole Living magazine (November Issue) – Ahh, yes. Magazines. I want to be good at magazines, I do. But they have a way of piling up. Especially ones with nice, meaty articles like this one. I bought in the airport in November. Still haven’t finished. The January issue is floating around the house somewhere. I am considering subscribing, but don’t know if I can keep up.
Josie Brown’s – Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives – Research reading. I am currently revising a manuscript that I’ll be submitting to agents in 2012. This is one of a list of novels I am reading as possible “shelf-mate” to mine (for use in query letters).
Meg Cabot’s – How to be Popular – This was a graduation gift from a friend who has always been supportive and enthusiastic about my love of writing. Meg Cabot is a favorite of mine and this is a signed first edition. It’s also a reminder to get back to the writing post-graduation. Which makes it also, a perfect gift.
Very excited about diving head first into this pile in 2012! And speaking of reading, I’ve also throughly been enjoying reading this blog which includes a Tuesday feature about nightstands even cooler than mine.
2 thoughts on “Anatomy of My Nightstand Reading Pile (post-grad)”
Wow, Mary. I’m honored that you like it enough to use it as an example. I wish you luck in finding a super editor and a editor who appreciates it enough to champion it to the sales department.
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am hoping for exactly the same thing. All the best to you!