Amazon’s Top 100 Books To Read Lists

Amazon just published two lists of the top 100 books to read in a lifetime. The lists were put together based input from GoodReads’ readers and the Amazon editors. I’ve put together my thoughts on the lists here.

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

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#reading, #top-100-books

Blogging By Outline

All,

I thought you might be interested in this. Earlier, I posted a query on how to blog quickly and efficiently in one sitting. I’ve got a little bit of an answer (word limit), which I have modified a little to be a strict outline form. Here’s the basic idea:


Catchy Title
Main Point
Allegory or Anecdote to include
Relevant verse(s) (fewer is better)

Point 1

Point 2

Point 3

Summary/Closing

Song to link to
Pix to use

I’m finding that this is forcing me to be concise and take less time composing. I research/journal to the outline point, and then switch to WordPress to expand on the outline. (Actually, I start with my journal and iPad, and then add links and pictures from the laptop – later in the day even is do-able.)

WordPress on the iPad can be a little flaky (doesn’t autosave, for example), so I’m careful.

 

Hope you find this of interest!

#blogging, #general, #inspiration, #journal

Composing posts in less time, one sitting- how?

Hi all,

I’m finding that it’s taking too long to put a post together, which is resulting in having to break away in the middle. When I get back to it, I’ve lost the (whatever you call it, inspiration?) for the idea. 

Wondering how you all “practice” blogging so that the post actually gets (researched, outlined, written)?

Thanks

#blogging, #creative-writing, #inspiration, #writing

Hope For Life

A new post on Sharing God’s Story, Hope For Life
https://sharinggodsstory.net/2017/06/28/hope-for-life/

Thanks for reading and your comments!

Marshall

#general, #journal, #life

A Milestone for Sharing God’s Story

Hey All,

I’ve reached a big milestone: my 200th post! Please check it out!
https://sharinggodsstory.net/2017/06/13/milestone-200-posts/

Marshall

A Post About What To Title My Next Post

I have an amazing story to tell, but I just can’t choose a suitable title. I humbly ask for your opinions:

The Story: An incredible, unbelievable display of persistence resulting in … a success against all recommendations (AKA really, hope), and a follow-up “God Thing” (a message) that just adds to my list of reasons to believe.

The Contending Titles:

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Or Can You?
In which I describe a situation (confidentially, of course) where an individual’s amazing display of “persistence” resulted in a “success” (of sorts), which, upon further consideration, turns out to be real true hope (or an allegory of hope), but at a terrible personal cost IMHO…

This (crazy/foolish) sense of (crazy/foolish) hope
In which I describe my revelation that persistence and hope are, indeed, the same thing – or more closely related than I had previously thought, with a punch-line proving God is – though I’m not sure where the “crazy/foolish” part really fits in…

Really Real Reason #nnn For Believing in God
In which I focus more on the after-the-fact incident (the “God Thing”) as one of a series of God Things throughout my life reinforcing my faith. (And by the way, I turn 55 next month. I’ll have lived 20,075 days at that time, each one a miracle in itself. By “Really Real” I’m narrowing the list down to those above-and-beyond divine interventions.)

So, which one of these titles would catch your attention enough to stop and read? (And no, I’m not against three posts about the same event! 😉 )

With gracious thanks,
Marshall at Sharing God’s Story

Just one more…

Okay, this is blatant, but I need just one more follower to hit 100. Anyone?

Much love…

M

#blogging