Originally for March 2014, I was planning to read two books for Women’s History Month: a biography of Martha Stewart, and a biography of Hillary Clinton. I still hope to read these books and blog through them someday in the future, but it probably won’t be for a while. The reason that I have decided not to blog through books for Women’s History Month is not that I am anti-feminist or against Women’s History Month. Rather, it’s that I have other things to do.
I have been receiving books in the mail and blogging about them, as you’ve probably noticed. I also go to a local library and check out books that I can read and blog about. Many of the books pertain to religious studies, which is my field. Some of the books that I read are not directly related to my field—-which is biblical interpretation in antiquity—-but I figure that it is useful to me to acquaint myself with them because who knows what I will be asked to teach if I get a teaching position?
So I check out books from the library. I receive books in the mail to review on my blog, and I have a deadline for writing those reviews. Moreover, there is also my dissertation, which I am working on. In order to get all of this done, I figured that I should drop one of my reading projects. Thus, I won’t be blogging through books for Women’s History Month. And I probably won’t be blogging through daily readings of books for some time. Rather, what will happen is that I will write one post about a given book, rather than a series of posts about that book.
I still want to write a blog post every day, however. How will I accomplish that, if I am not blogging through books by writing series of blog posts? Well, on Saturday, I will still have a post about my weekly quiet time, a chapter of Scripture that I read and study each week. On Sunday, I will have a blog post about church. Assuming that I go to my church’s next Bible study, I will have a post about that on many Fridays. I will probably have one or two book reviews each week. On other days, I can blog about articles or blog posts that I read, my daily Bible reading, TV shows, or movies. We’ll see how it goes!