Favorite Things Thursday

                        I'm joining Miss Melanie  premiere link up called Favorite Things Thursday.

                                                                    Week # 1
                                                    Show Us Your Favorite Book

                                                (sorry but I had to narrow it down to 4)

The Lion's Paw was my all-time favorite book of my childhood.  My favorite teacher, Mrs. Thorpe, read it to us in the fourth grade.  It took place in the state I was raised in so I felt so familiar with the settings.   I read it more times than I can count.   I loved that book and I loved Mrs. Thorpe.  She instilled a love of reading in me.  She finished reading it right before Christmas break and it has been  a bittersweet memory for me as she was transferred to another school in our district.   I missed her terribly.


In Jr. High (wow, I'm really dating myself) we were assigned the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird" to read.  It was the first book I read that I couldn't put down because I just had to figure out the mystery.  I loved the book and later saw the movie and loved it also.

                                       The last  book that I read has become one my favorites.
Through Ann Voskamp's writings, she  has taught me to be thankful in all things.  A lesson I wish I had learned a long time ago because it has change me forever. 


  1. Great book choices. I remember reading To Kill a Mockingbird in middle school too. :)

  2. To Kill A Mockingbird is also one of my favorite books! I'd say is on my top 10 list!

  3. My 9th grade English teacher in High School had us read To Kill a Mockingbird. I can't remember it. Not because it wasn't good, just because I didn't care back then. But its on my "to read list" so I'm excited to read it