My nightstand is always a seemingly random assortment of those wonderful objects of bound paper, but there’s a small amount of method to my madness – variety. There is always something on my nightstand to satisfy my mood, no matter how often it changes. The current picks include:
Every Living Thing, one of my faithful James Harriot novels, as I’m a sucker for great animal stories and he’s by far my favorite author on the topic.
A fantasy novel for those ultra-escapism days. The one pictured is A Discovery of Witches, which was a Christmas present that I started with a bit of skepticism but found to be a sneaky little mind shrew, so now I’m not-so-patiently awaiting the next installment.
The small book that looks like child’s play is in fact, just that. The Backwards Bird Dog by Bill Wallace was a childhood favorite but I still get a fair few chuckles out of it.
The newest additions are the two Nevada Barr novels, Burn and The Rope. They were sent to me by my grandma because apparently the author went “darker” with these two and she didn’t like it, so by default, I’m curious.
The last book-like creature on my nightstand is of course, my journal, which allows for story ideas, thoughts, and introspective wanderings.
Cameos made by a token deck of cards, lotion, hand sanitizer, and my delightful, bright orange, matches-nothing, IKEA puzzle-ball lamp.
Ashley is a recent college grad who’s as easily intrigued as some are easily amused. That paired with a love for reading has her reading a wide variety of styles and genres and loving every minute of it. In her spare time not spent inside a book, Ashley enjoys writing and spending time with her fiancé, friends, and her two dogs.
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