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Good Reads: Plan It Don’t Panic, How to Write a Book Proposal, How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

Plan It, Don’t Panic — This ebook on menu-planing is a fantastic resource for anyone who really wants to menu-plan but is struggling with how to do it. Written by my friend, Stephanie, it provides the tools, step-by-step help, and practical inspiration you need to successfully plan and follow menus.

Even though I’ve been menu planning for years, this ebook breathed new life into my resolve to menu plan and gave me lots of helpful suggestions and fresh advice. I found some new tips and websites to try out that I’d not heard of before and also found it very helpful to step back and examine if my current method of menu-planning is working well for our family or not.

This ebook covers menu-planning on a budget, eating from the pantry, how to create rotating menu plans, how to incorporate freezer cooking into your menu-planning to make life simpler, and how to serve your family healthful meals without spending hours in the kitchen every day.

The wide range of topics it covers includes:

  • Find the method of meal planning that will suit you and your family best
  • Tweak and perfect your meal planning style with unique tips and strategies
  • Make it easier to work around special/restrictive dietary needs
  • Become a grocery-shopping ninja and never go to the store without a genius plan in place for maximizing your money
  • Learn how leftovers can become your best friends in the kitchen
  • As well as how to store your recipes, easily find your favorites, plan for hectic times, and even what to do when you mess up…

You want to know one of my favorite parts of the ebook? She included full four weeks of meal plans at the back of the ebook. Reading through fully-laid-out menu plans that others have put together always gives me new ideas and suggestions to try at our house. I also loved all of the helpful printable forms and worksheets at the back of the ebook.

If you’re considering purchasing a copy of Plan It Don’t Panic, Stephanie is offering a 20% discount on PDF copies purchased through her site. Just use coupon code MSM20 and you’ll get 20% off, making it just $3.99. This offer is good through January 27, 2012.

Other Good Reads:

How to Write a Book Proposal — I’m getting ready to write a proposal for my next book and found this book invaluable. It’s packed with helpful information on how to approach writing a book proposal as well as practical help for writing a proposal, securing a book deal, and how to approach the whole book-writing process with a standard of excellence. I learned a lot from it and would recommend it to anyone who is considering writing a book.

How Do You Kill 11 Million People? — This book was a quick and thought-provoking read. I wasn’t sure that I liked the format that almost half of the book was a Q&A with the author, but it really made me think–which is always a good thing!

Have you read any good books recently?

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  • Becky says:

    I have read a pre-release copy of Letters From a Martyred Christian, and it is amazing. The book is a fictional collection of letters from a man in the first century AD who was killed because of his faith after being forced to watch the execution of his family. He is in Heaven and has been granted permission to write letters to Christians on Earth. The letters cover various aspects of Christian living, particularly the idea of surrendering our day-to-day lives to God. The book is very challenging, but it ultimately is encouraging in a “yes, you can do this!” kind of way. I laughed and cried multiple times reading it. It’s available on amazon now for kindle and will be available in hardcover within the next few weeks.

    This book is so good. So so good. I really think every Christian should read it. It’s powerful and engaging, and scenes from it have been running through my head even weeks after I read it.

    Have I mentioned that I think it’s a good book? 😉

  • Karisa says:

    I just finished reading Mentor Like Jesus by Regi Campbell.

    Excellent read! It is very inspiring and practical.

    I was challenged to start my own mentoring group. Anything God has done in my life is worth sharing with others!

  • Ginger M. says:

    I just wrapping up “Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity.” It’s a memoir by Drew Brees, the NFL quarterback who persevered through a career-ending injury to take a formerly rag-tag post-Katrina New Orleans Saints team on to win the SuperBowl. It’s so very inspirational for anyone who’s had to rehab a major traumatic injury (such as myself, going on year 4 of rehab after breaking my back in 5 places), sports fans, Christians, and anyone who finds themselves cheering for the underdog. Highly recommended.

  • Dee Wolters says:

    “Then Sings My Soul” by Robert J Morgan, book review

    This is the third in a series that tells the stories behind some of the famous hymns. Morgan has chosen some well know and others that may not be familiar to the reader. In this book he organizes them chronologically from 100 AD to the current date. Also included in this volume is a history of hymns through out the ages, and then at the end an opinion of modern worship music (praise chorus and new hymns). And an added bonus is an extended history of 8 well-known hymn writers.

    This book is perfect for the musician, choir director or church music student. But also good for any church member, because it will give more meaning to the hymns that are sung each week.

    Disclaimer: I was proved a copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers as a member of their Booksneeze program. All opinions expressed are my own.

  • I am working through “Grace for The Good Girl” by Emily Freeman. So far, I can’t believe how she has read my mind and life!! This book is convicting, yet comforting. Can’t wait to get to the second half!!

  • Heather says:

    Hons and Rebs by Jessica Mitford. Nonfiction. Memoirs of an unusual upbringing in England in the1920s and 30s. Wasn’t sure if I would like it, given that I don’t have a lot in common with the author, but it turned out to be well-written and interesting. History of the pre-WWII years from another perspective.

  • Lisa says:

    I love Andy Andrews. Still finishing up a few of his other books before getting to his new one.

  • I finished reading a great book this week. The Money Saving Mom’s Budget!

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