Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fun with Books

Amy has something fun posted today. I love reading and I know lots of you do. She shares a great resource for keeping up with what you have read/what you want to read. Check out Good Reads. When looking for a good book, this would be a great way to see suggestions on what friends are reading.

So here is the idea Amy shared for something different for today:
Grab the nearest book.
* open the book to page 56.
* find the fifth sentence.
* post the text of the next two to five sentences in your blog along with these instructions.
* don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

The closest book to me right now is Time Management: Leadership Skills for Women by Debbie Lloyd. Nowadays you can't find this book ANYWHERE! But it is the most helpful book on this topic I have ever read. I recently took it off the shelf because I need a little inspiration. So let's see what is on page 56...

If you struggle with procrastination, you are not alone. How often have we echoed the Apostle Paul’s apparent self-reproach as he wrote to the Romans, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do” (Romans 7:15). We cannot easily transform the bad habits of procrastination that took years to acquire. But by thoughtful analysis of the reasons for our postponing we can alter our attitude toward the problem. And changed attitudes become a springboard for modified behavior. We procrastinators with good intentions would do well to adhere to the challenge of Paul in another letter: “On with it, then, and finish the job! Be as eager to finish it as you were to plan it.” 2 Corinthians 8:11

Ugh! I love starting projects. I love getting just far enough to see that my idea works. Then I am ready for something new. Guess it's a good thing I didn't look at marriage that way!


Danny said...

I am very glad you don't look at marriage that way!

This is a cool blogging concept, for sure.

amy said...

i am glad you like the good reads site. and i may have to borrow that book from you :)

Nikki said...

What a great idea! Sadly the book I picked up was a thriller and I won't even post what it said :)!