Nightstand

Get some inspiration for your next read from the authors and readers who gave us a glimpse of what’s waiting on their nightstands.


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Get some inspiration for your next read from the authors and readers who gave us a glimpse of what’s waiting on their nightstands.

Nightstand | December 15th, 2014

Ann Lewis Hamilton’s Nightstand

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I saw a photo of a bed once – a platform bed with bookshelves lined all around the bottom. Who cares if the bed is uncomfortable? The ability to lean over and grab a book, any book, without having to get out of bed? Nirvana.

The table beside my bed isn’t very big. There’s enough room for a lamp and only a book or two – any more and our spiteful cats would knock them over. Right now there’s a Daily Guideposts Devotional 2014 – something my mother would send me every Christmas and after she passed away, I started getting it myself, because it was a lovely way to remember her. Below that is Colleen McCullough’s Caesar, from her Masters of Rome series. I’m a sucker for a book series and after I read The First Man in Rome, I had to zip through the rest. Caesar was my favorite and it’s still by my bed. Tempting me to read the entire series again.
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Nightstand | December 10th, 2014

Inspiring ‘Bridging the Gender Gap’ by Lynn Roseberry, Ph.D.

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Lynn Roseberry, Ph.D., is the co-author, together with Johan Roos, Ph.D., of Bridging the Gender Gap: Seven Principles for Achieving Gender Balance, showing how leadership can play a role in producing or closing the gender gap in leadership. 

When I began working with Johan on Bridging the Gender Gap, I had read hundreds of books and articles on feminism and gender-related issues. There are plenty of books, like Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and Gloria Feldt’s, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power, addressed to women who want to pursue leadership, but none that answered the question, “If all the people who say they support gender equality mean what they say, why are most leaders still men?” I mean, really. Most people say they support gender equality and think that men and women should be treated as equals. So why don’t we have far more female leaders than we do now? I wanted to write the book that answers that question.
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Nightstand | December 2nd, 2014

My Nightstand, My Corner of the Bedroom by Hanna Martine

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Hanna Martine’s newest release, The Good Chase, is a contemporary romance starring a heroine who is the country’s preeminent whiskey expert, and a hero who makes a ton of money on Wall Street during the week and becomes a rugby bruiser on the weekends. In honor of its publication, Hanna shares the books filling her corner of her bedroom.

My nightstand is more of a wall-stand—a wood shelf attached to the wall on my side of the bed, right at eye level. It holds a clock and a sleep machine that has the most wonderful set of sounds to fall asleep to. It also has a tiny notebook and pen in case an idea for a book comes to me when I’m too lazy to get out of bed. But of course the most important things are books, right?
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Nightstand | November 13th, 2014

Will Travel For Words: Create Writing Time by Karen A. Chase

Karen A. Chase When I first began writing, I argued with myself over writing conferences. Do I spend both money and time to attend, or am I better off writing instead? All these years later, I know that the first option is the right one. Why?

Everything taught at those conferences comes down to two things that make it entirely worthwhile. Writing seminars make me a better writer and they teach me to make better use of my writing hours.
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Nightstand | November 13th, 2014

Annabel Monaghan’s Nightstand

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My nightstand is part traveling exhibition, part permanent collection. When I was younger, I used to daydream about going to bed with a copy of a book that I’d written sitting on my nightstand. It’s silly, but so few dreams actually come true that I keep a copy of the books that I’ve written right where I can see them in the middle of the night. They are part of the slightly dusty permanent collection, sandwiched between two books I wish I’d written:
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