This is why libraries and bookstores have special sections, tables, endcaps, etc. I was running into the library to pick up a book I had reserved when An Elk Dropped in caught my eye. A quick look and I was intrigued. Here is the publisher’s blurb: An unexpected visitor makes Christmas special for a little boy. While… Continue reading
If for some odd reason you haven’t read this classic tale, you should. It really is poignant and charming. A young couple struggling to make ends meat determined to give Christmas gifts worthy of the love they share end up giving “useless” gifts but who are, in O. Henry’s words, “the wisest of all who give and receive gifts.”Continue reading
A Christmas tree made of books!Continue reading
Here’s wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas! I hope you found the books you wanted under the tree and you have some time this holiday season to put a dent in the TBR pile. * *Yes, I just needed an excuse to use these social media ornament icons!
Another great book I came across at the library with my kids was The Wee Christmas Cabin of Carn-na-ween. As I love folklore and Christmas this was a perfect story for me. Here is Publishers Weekly: Readers will want to pull up a creepie (stool) and gather ’round a roaring peat fire to hear every… Continue reading
We made a family trip to the library last weekend and as usual picked up quite a pile of books for the kids to read (and a couple for myself) And also not surprisingly a number of the books had a winter or holiday theme. One book that I grabbed almost as an afterthought, The… Continue reading
I realize it isn’t even Thanksgiving so perhaps I shouldn’t be reviewing Christmas books just yet. But I thought I would offer a quick take on this slim volume now otherwise I would probably forget to write about it come Christmas. Here is the publisher’s blurb for Mrs. Scrooge: A Christmas Poem by Carol Ann… Continue reading