Three Things Thursday ~ Forests of Books!

It's time for one of my new favorite blog hops: Three Things Thursday!

(Be sure to link up on her blog!)
Since I already have a blog (and three blogs preceding this one) what haven't I already shared?

Once Upon a Time There Was a Princess With Her Nose Stuck in a Book.

Actually I'm reading three different books right now. For a change, all three are new (to me) books rather than old favorites. (I think I'm reading a few of those as well.

1.) A Candle for Saint Jude
by Rumer Godden
This book is the prequel to one of my childhood favorites, Listen to the Nightingale. A few chapters in, I remember why this author won my love. The intricate world of the ballet boarding school unfolds like a flower in ever widening sketches. Like interpretive dance, this story skips and shades and doesn't fill in all the details but is delightful and lovely all the same. I finally found a copy on Amazon about a month ago and ordered it. I'm about halfway through and enjoy it immensely.

2.) The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve
by Kip Harding and Mona Lisa Harding
I love researching anything, especially new things! A large part of the joy of my new adventure of homeschooling is reading everything I can find about different theories of homeschool, be it pins on pinterest, blogs, or books. I think this is an easy, yet interesting read. Equal parts autobiography and homeschooling hint book, I enjoy their unique perspective. How many people routinely enroll their tweens in college? So far, seven out of their ten children have entered college before age twelve. I enjoy the affable and entertaining presentation but I'm not sure how applicable it is. I'm about eighty percent of the way through the book.

3.) The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
I hadn't read the book that inspired my favorite movie? Inconceivable! I'm only a half chapter into this but I suspect it will leapfrog ahead of the other two. I borrowed this from the library this morning after watching the classic film with my kids the other day.

Which one would you want to read first? Do you have anything I should add to my reading list?

Just realized that I am also in the midst of The Iron Trial on my Kindle as well.


  1. I was totally a book worm growing up! That is until I had children. Now I'm lucky if I finish a book in four months! Thanks for the reading suggestions, I loved the movie princess bride too. Happy to have you linking up :)

  2. Fun list this week, Lori! I love to read. Right now, I'm reading the 5th Harry Potter book, a book about the Haunted Mansion, and Pugs for Dummies.

  3. I have gotten away from reading lately, need to find a good book and make the time. Love the Minnie mug by the way. :)


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