There is a place for people, places, and things in your life. They have to be put in perspective. I finished reading 1 Kings yesterday. It took awhile, because the book is long, and it has many different people, places, and things in it. I enjoyed reading about Elijah. I love his way of thinking.
Now I am reading through Judges, and I have 1&2 Chronicles to finish. I will be through with the Old Testament after these are completed. This is my 8th time of reading through the Bible. I wanted to finish by December 31, but I am not rushing to finish. I am enjoying the Word.