Thursday, October 11, 2012

31 Little Things - Booking It October


The Nester is once again doing 31 days of blogging. Check out what others are writing about for 31 days. I am also linking up to Life As Mom and her Booking It Linky Party.

I am a reader.  It is my guilty pleasure.  I have been in a total book glut lately.  I have too many good books to read.  I read to keep inspired and creative.  It is the food of my soul.  It is also a little thing I do to feed my brain.

What I read this month

Kisses for Katie which was a selection last month at Life As Mom.  It took a while to get this title through the library.  This book in part inspired my 31 Little Things Series.  If you haven't heard Katie's inspiring story.  Here is a little snippet from Amazon:

Katie Davis left over Christmas break of her senior year for a short mission trip to Uganda and her life was turned completely inside out. She found herself so moved by the people of Uganda and the needs she saw that she knew her calling was to return and care for them. Katie, a charismatic and articulate young woman, is in the process of adopting thirteen children in Uganda and has established a ministry, Amazima, that feeds and sends hundreds more to school while teaching them the Word of Jesus Christ.

What I took away from Katie story is how she felt called to do this ministry and it isn't easy.  Katie is just trying to make a difference to 1 person.  Katie is amazing but also very human. 

I also read, "The Quarter Acre Farm - How I kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed my Family for a Year", by Spring Warren. In some ways this reminded a little of Barnheart by Jenna Woginrich. It is a book about how Spring pledged that 75% of food she ate by weight would come from their garden for 1 year.  I thought it was well written and loved the recipes and tips she included.  The book was encouraging and made me want to have a better garden and eat from it.


  1. I just got "Kisses from Katie" - it's been on my list since I first heard about it. I haven't started reading it yet, but having been a missionary overseas, I'm interested in seeing the "human" side. I'm afraid I know it a little too well. ;-)

  2. Kisses from Katie sounds like a great book; I'll have to look into reading it. The other book sounds good, too.