Category Archives: Christmas

Holiday Reads Wrap Up (#97-105)

As part of a Goodreads Challenge, I read some lighter fare in December starting with: 97.  Skipping Christmas (John Grisham) – the book that Christmas with the Kranks was based on, which had me laughing through my commutes – see … Continue reading

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100. Christmas in Paris (Gaynor & Webb)

As part of my Christmas Reading Challenge, Christmas in Paris was set during the Great War in both London and France.  It told the story of Tom, who was reflecting back on his life after the passing of his wife. … Continue reading

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99. The Christmas Tree (David Adams Richards)

In these two short stories, David Adams Richards, weaves stories of Christmas that bring readers back to a simpler time.  They combine the wonder of boys, days spent the outdoors and the joy of the Christmas season. In the first … Continue reading

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98. Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe (Stuart McLean)

It is not very often that I rate a book 5 stars, but this Christmas at the Vinyl Cafe is a fantastic collection!  The stories are heartwarming and made me laugh out loud at the antics of Dave, Morley, Stephanie … Continue reading

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97. Skipping Christmas (John Grisham)

As A Year of Books followers know, I am taking part in a Christmas Reading Challenge again this year.  For the month of December, I will mix holiday tales into my reading pile.  To begin the challenge, I listened to … Continue reading

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Christmas Reading Challenge

December is here!  It is time to turn on the Christmas lights, do a little shopping, some baking and reflecting on the season.  Don’t forget to take time to read!  How about joining a holiday reading challenge.  This can be … Continue reading

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111. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

“I will honour Christmas, and try to keep it all the year.  I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.  The spirits of all Three shall strive within me.  I will not shut out the lessons that … Continue reading

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109. Christmas with Anne (L.M. Montgomery)

Christmas with Anne is a delightful book of cheery holiday stories written by the late Lucy Maude Montgomery.  Two of the short stories were excerpts from the Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Windy Poplars, respectively, while the rest were republished from … Continue reading

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108. The Immortal Nicholas (Glenn Beck)

As I continue my holiday reading challenge, I borrowed The Immortal Nicholas from the library.  It is a story of hope and giving which the author wrote to help his children consider the meaning of Christmas rather than focusing on Santa and presents. The … Continue reading

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104. The Gift (Cecelia Ahern)

As part of my Christmas challenge, I borrowed The Gift from the library.  It was a holiday book set in Ireland that could have been edited to about one third of its size.  The story was narrated by a policeman. … Continue reading

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