Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's on Your Shelf?

Quick personal update:

We got our new washer and dryer yesterday! Hallelujah! My mountain of laundry will take a few days to get through, but still...doing laundry in my own home. *sigh* No, the picture is not of our exact set (I couldn't find a picture of the one I have), but it's close except for one big thing. Mine's crimson! They're so

Okay, back to the blog post.

I've been trying to read some more lately. I figure if I can't be working on my WIP as much as I want, I can supplement that time with good books.

I typically have three books in rotation at one time--a fiction, a non-fiction, and a book on writing. Currently, those three are:

Blood Ransom by Linda Harris (Kindle)--This is an overseas suspense novel about a woman and a doctor who get caught in the middle of a political scandal in Africa. So far, it's pretty good. It's not the best book I've read, but it's entertaining and keeps me turning the pages.

The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized by Karen Ehman (paperback)--If you've ever been to my home, you know that I am not the most organized person in the world. In fact, quite the opposite--I'm messy without being dirty. Cluttered maybe? lol... Anyway, I won this book in a blog giveaway a few months back. Now that I'm getting into my new home, time to get organized!

The Art and Craft of Writing Christian Fiction by Jeff Gerke (Kindle AND paperback)--I'm sure most of you have heard of this book. It is an awesome tool to own. I have started it a couple of times (please don't let that be a reflection of his work as it is my own fault), but life keeps dragging me away.

What's up on my TBR pile next? Frank Peretti in my fiction pile, Max Lucado in the non-fiction, and Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell for writing.

What about you? What's on your shelf right now? What are you looking forward to reading?


  1. What's on my shelf? A pile of MG novels from the library. That's what I write, so I want to read a lot of them to know what's out there and learn from the experts. I read 27 of them this year so far. At some point, I really have to stop reading and start writing more.

    I have Plot and Structure by James Scott Bell. That's one of the first books I studied when I started writing. Great stuff!

  2. I just finished reading Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones (amazing!!!), and I'm gearing up to open Happily Ever After by Susan May Warren. I'm itching to go to the library and grab a stack of non-fiction too!

    Congrats on your new washer/dryer! We had to replace our dishwasher this weekend, so I understand how lovely it is to have working appliances!


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