Nightstand Books for March Magics

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Quick update on Write 100… I’m now on day 7 and so far I have met or exceeded my goal of writing for at least 10 minutes every day! I’ll do a more extensive update on how that’s going later, but so far it’s been a great motivation to get moving on the next rough draft. Last night I passed 10,000 words in this new story! I think this is the fastest I’ve ever gotten that much written! But, more on that later….


Today is the first Wednesday of the month, so… yep, you guessed it! It’s time for NIGHTSTAND BOOKS! This is a monthly meme that DJ Edwardson and I created a couple of years back, and I enjoy using it to show you guys what I’m reading each month.

March also happens to be “March Magics,” which is an annual party thing celebrating the authors Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Prachett. I might post about them and my experience with their books later this month. Because I actually remembered March Magics before it was completely over this year, I actually do have a few books on my nightstand this month to go along with it! I’m excited because most of the books on my nightstand are new reads!

March Magics

From the bottom…

The Black Reckoning by John Stephens - This is the third book in The Books of Beginning trilogy that I’ve been reading with Leiana. It’s been really fun, the past few months, getting these books out and having our little contest. She listens to the audio book while I read the book, and we see who can finish first. She had listened to the first one a handful of times before she found the book and recommended it to me… but I finished the Fire Chronicle before her. She’s already gotten started on this one, so she’s getting a head-start on me!

The Dark Lord of Derkholm and Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones - I’m not doing these in order because Dark Lord of Derkholm is the first book, and Year of the Griffin is the sequel. I have never read these books, but have been wanting to for a couple of years now. The library happened to have them both when I was there last, so I grabbed them up! Looking forward to it!

The Game - This one is also by DWJ. I’ve seen it on the library’s shelf numerous times, but I do not believe I’ve ever actually read it. I am intrigued. I’m also excited because my blogging/author buddy Deborah is reading this one this month, too! It’s fun to read the same books as other people at the same-ish time!

Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce - When I was writing my “Common Fantasy Creatures” post, I was reminded of this book. I read it a bunch of times when I was younger, but it’s been many years since I even thought about it. It took some sleuthing to hunt down the title, since I couldn’t remember anything about it except that it was about unicorns and what the cover looked like… but I eventually managed to discover it. I also learned that there are more books in the series… I didn’t know it was a series! So I’m hoping to get a chance to read those, as well… though probably not this month.

Like my dragon bookmark? A dear friend gave that to me for my birthday and I love it!!!

I also got the paperbacks of the Jan/Feb books for the Fellowship of Fantasy Book Club, but I have not had a chance to read them yet. The April book will be the Mythical Doorways anthology, so if anyone wants to jump in, that would be a good month to start! We’re also having a writing contest (flash fiction, so 500 words or less) you can find out how to enter HERE. We have a couple different age categories, and some cool prizes for the winners!

That’s all I’ve got for now, dear Reader! What’s on YOUR nightstand this month?

~ jenelle


Deborah O'Carroll

How fun! These all look fantastic. :D (I KNOW the DWJ ones are. ;))

Ooh, I really enjoyed the FoF books so far this year! It took me awhile to get into The Lord of Dreams… I didn’t care for the first third maybe. But I eventually really enjoyed it. And The Lady and the Frog is SO fun. :D

I didn’t do a “real” nightstand books post, just my March Magics part… But the rest of my nightstand has a few other things on it, like MINSTREL’S CALL (:D) and I got a Timothy Zahn Star Wars book from the library (Scoundrels) which is HUGE so I’m hoping I’ll find time to read it. XD And two or three review books and this month’s FoF book of the month. It’s also my birthday this week so I may drop in at a bookstore or two and who knows what may come of that. XD (Unless I decide to “postpone” my birthday presents and just get something at Realm Makers. :P)

I just read The Game and I really liked it! It’s a lot shorter than some of DWJ’s books so there wasn’t as much time for depth but it was FASCINATING and hinted at so much more and was just a fun romp. It was great! I’ll be curious what you think of it. (Also I love that we have the EXACT SAME COPIES from the libraries! :D) And I read Pratchett’s Dragons at Crumbling Castle which is a collection of stories he wrote as a teen, and they were SO FUN! In a way I liked them even better than Discworld because these were for young readers and there was no content or agenda. XD Discworld’s funnier and he was a better writer later, but I just found these to be sheer fun! ^_^

Whoops, long comment. XD Anyway, I hope you enjoy your reading this month! :D


I am looking forward to reading the Jan/Feb books. Following along on the fb page, I discovered that the March book is on the higher end of PG-13, and after looking through the “potentially objectionable content” warning they sent out, I’ve decided to skip this one.

Ooh, I want to read Scoundrels! And Thrawn! And pretty much everything else by Zahn as well that I haven’t yet gotten to. *collapses under pile of TBR books*

Seriously, if someone wanted to trap me somewhere, all they’d have to do is put me in an unlocked room full of all the books I want to read but haven’t yet. :-D hahaha

Deborah O'Carroll

Yeah, I saw that… I’m not sure now if I’ll read it or not; I kiiinda want to, but also not… and I also have SO MUCH ELSE to read too so in a way it just depends if I’ll get to it or not…

I haven’t read any of Zahn’s books in ages, so this should be fun.

That made me laugh! XD


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