Friday, March 1, 2013


Here we are at the beginning of another month.   Happy first day of March to you!  March is "coming in like a lion" here.  Do you think that means it will "go out like a lamb?"  It would certainly be nice if it did since Easter comes on the last day of this month!

Books and reading have been the topic of several of my blog posts.  Today, I am happy to report that I have completed this book.


I have been an avid reader for years and years; however, what I have read has been mainly fiction.  It was not until I began to seriously read books listed on the UMW Reading List that I really became a reader of non-fiction. 

Many of you may be fans of Debbie Macomber through reading her fiction.  Well, I want to recommend that you try her non-fiction!  As you can probably tell, this is a paper back.  It is available in Large Print, and I even spotted an audio copy at my local grocery store!

On Monday I will be giving a book review on this book for one of the Circles at my church, so I am doing some re-reading to be sure I remember to refer to particular examples.

There are five categories in the UMW Reading Program: Social Action, Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Spiritual Growth, and Education for Mission.  There are also books for Youth and Children.  One Simple Act is from the Social Action category.  Now I am reading this one.

Leadership Development

This book is about women who have made a difference in the world.

Earlier, I shared about what I was reading during Lent.

Spiritual Growth
This book is written as a devotional guide with the reader reading one entry for each day during Lent.  This makes it possible to add another book to the reading list during Lent!  So, by Easter, I will have read three books from this year's reading list!

Promoting the Reading Program - and supplying a Resource Room for our Conference-wide UMW events - is one of the responsibilities I have as Secretary of Program Resources. 

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. As you know, I also love to read (maybe a family thing?)! However, these days, I seem to do less of it than I used to. I have several wonderful books here that I have not even begun to read yet, but I keep promising myself that I'll start one of them soon. Thanks for the nudge in that direction! :-)

  2. I will have to be on the lookout for the Debbie Macomber book.

  3. I like your March reading books. I need to do something like that. I have become such a sloppy reader.
    I need to get over it and set out the books I want to read each month.
    I always enjoy your book reports.

  4. Good for you, with your reading.

    I love reading. All sorts of books. Once upon a time, I only read non-fiction. I'd find something, read everything I could on the topic. Move on.

    Then I started with fiction, and kept finding more and different genres. I kind of go-in-steaks. Lots of this-kind-of-book and then lots-of-that-kind-of-book.

    Plus, I live to read 2 at once. Especially when they are different. Like one heavier-story-line, and one a lighter-story-line.

    And I appreciate that since I'm "olden," I have the TIME to read a lot!!!!!!!!!! :-)

  5. Opps, that should have read...

    "I GO IN STREAKS" with my reading!!! -grin-

  6. Another Oooops...

    "Plus, I live to read 2 at once."

    Should have read "PLUS I LOVE TO..."

    Proof-read Auntie!



  7. Never did get much snow up here today (not as much as yesterday)--but who knows about tonight and tomorrow. Don't think the forecasters even know... BUT--it's cold and cloudy with very light snow now (almost a snow mist).

    Hope March does go out like a LAMB.... That would be nice. I love March --since Spring is not far away!!!!

    Great group of books. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Those all look like lovely books. I enjoy reading nonfiction, especially books of a spiritual and uplifting nature. I want to get that Debbie Macomber book. Thank so much for sharing these great reading ideas!

  9. I enjoy reading Debbie Macomber books too. I like her knitting ones and have knitted some of her patterns.

  10. Nellie, you're inspiring me. I've got "Back on Blossom Street" and I will try and start reading it over the weekend.

  11. Hi Nellie....I love to read, too. Wish I had more time. Maybe someday. But there are always double stacks of books on the table near my bed. I always take one from the "smorgasbord" and read before bed til my eyes feel like they have cement lids.

    Thanks for always stopping by and commenting. Susan

  12. I have heard or read of the author. You have moved me to look in the bookstore now.