Several people have asked me what’s next now that I’ve finished the A to Z challenge. I am still figuring out what I want to do with my blog. I tend to be a person who loves structure but hates being the one who has to develop the structure (hence my unorganized house)… so I can’t say I’ll stick to anything 100%!
I love the Monday Menu Planning I’ve been doing and I’m sure I’ll stick to that on Mondays. I am writing random book reviews as well and will put those on from time to time. Besides that… I’m trying to take life as it comes and write about it as I can. One thing on my to-do list is to start to tackle that stack of books I’ve been wanting to read (and review). I am also participating in an online bible study and may write on that from time to time.
Here’s my list of books to read and/or review… some will be quick and some will take a while to get through.
- Silent Grief by Clara Hinton — I am feeling very privileged to have the opportunity to review this book. I am re-reading the book before writing a review and hoping to have it completed in the next few weeks.
- Searching for God Knows What by Don Miller — Reviewing this one for BookSneeze. I’ve read it before… but in a rush, and I’m looking forward to being able to browse through it again!
- The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie O’Martian — Going through this one in the online bible study. I’m not sure what will turn up from it in my blog.
- Simply Praying: 52 Weeks with God by Patsy Lewis — I bought this a while back with great intentions of reading it. I didn’t make it through the first chapter. I’m starting over again…
- Scream Free Parenting by Hal Runkel — mentioned this book in another post and a promise to finish and review it. Here I’m promising again!
- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling — finishing up re-reading the HP series (and, no, I won’t be reviewing it)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling — same as above!
- Mind in the Making: the Seven Essential Life Skills that Every Child Needs by Ellen Galinsky — teaching kids life skills, executive thinking, etc. Reading as a parent and a counselor… I don’t own this one yet but it is on my wish list.
- Courage and Craft: Writing Your Life Into Story by Barbara Abercrombie — found this browsing for books… it is on a wish list to buy and read soon!
- One Year to a Writing Life: Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer’s Art and Craft by Susan Tiberghien — another I found browsing for books… guess if I am going to start writing more I need someone to give me some structure to do it!
- Reedeming Love by Francine Rivers — rereading one of my favorites for the first time… probably not reviewing unless I decide I want to practice reviewing fiction
- The Vertical Self by Mark Sayers — A book review convinced me I need to read this one. It may be a while, but I’ll get it read!
- The Rock that is Higher: Story as Truth by Madeleine L’Engle — A book that talks about story, written by one of my favorite authors? What’s not to love? I’ve been meaning to find and read this one for a while…
- – 20. The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set — rereading through a parent’s eyes… trying to decide when a good time is to introduce my little boy to these stories! Easier reading in the midst of wading through some nonfiction that will take a little more thinking.
Besides that I’m trying to get a routine going for getting organized around here (the house *and* the blog). If the past is any indication, having lots of good books on hand that I don’t let myself read until I finish whatever task I set for myself for the day will be good motivation!