Blue Christmas & Christmas Bliss

I want to quickly mention a book series by Mary Kay Andrews I’ve fallen in love with this holiday season. I happened upon this series while searching for positive and uplifting holiday reads. I read Blue Christmas first and enjoyed it so much I had to get Christmas Bliss, which I’m still reading and am enjoying just as much. The main character, Weezie Foley, is a strong female character, and her best friend Bebe has … Read more…

Favorite Book of the Month: A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

I’m starting a new feature. At the end of every month I’ll post a review about my favorite read. I’m posting a little early due to the holiday. In December my favorite read was A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote. Here’s what it’s about: Taking its place next to Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood on the Modern Library bookshelf is this new and original edition of Capote’s most famous short stories: “A Christmas … Read more…

A Very Special Ugly Christmas Sweater

My son was on the lookout for an ugly Christmas sweater to wear to work today. Unfortunately, it’s been another year of not finding them plentiful in stores. This surprises me considering a report I watched on the news about how popular they’ve become along with the ugly Christmas sweater parties. So I told him I’d make him a sweater if he drew up the design. Since it was a bit too late to knit … Read more…

Book Review: Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

This week’s holiday spotlight is a review or Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R Tolkien. Here’s what it’s about: Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose … Read more…

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