- Stalking God by Anjali Kumar
- Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
- Flora and Ulysses by Kate DeCamillo
Reading Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by James Knowles, Dot Journaling by Rachel Wilkerson Miller, The Best Loved Poems of the American People, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach, and Empowered Mama by Lisa Druxman
Last week I was all fire and fury. This was it! I was going to get things under control! The only problem with the whole thing is that… well… I couldn’t decide on a plan.
It made sense to me, at that time, to just read the books that I have to have finished by the 20th of this month and that this simple task (four middle grade books) would take enormous amounts of pressure off of me. You know what it’s like. Sometimes you have something that you have to do and you just keep procrastinating even though it’s nagging at the back of your head and eventually you just have to do it to get it over with. That was what I was dealing with so that was my plan. The plan: read my BoB books, then go by due date until I clear it out. Finally, back to the REAL plan I started at the beginning of the year.
I grabbed up Flora and Ulysses, the first BoB book that was due, and started reading. I was instantly unsatisfied. “I’m supposed to like this one,” I reminded myself. “It’s right up my alley.” And, in the end it was. It just took a few days to get there. I finished it Saturday.
Sunday I looked at my towering piles and freaked out. “I’ll just read all of the time,” I told myself. “I’ll just read and read and read and I’ll finish ALL of these books by the 20th so it won’t matter.” So I grabbed up the next book due.
Ugh. I am a third of the way through Basic Witches and I am really enjoying it but… I think I need to put it aside. Look, I know that I need to read those damn books and it’s nagging me the same way my shoe close was. The shoe closet is done now and I feel relieved. I know I’ll feel the same when I read.
Ugh… I always get myself in such a mess….