Category Archives: Christmas

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

Posted in Christmas, Classic | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Canadian, Christmas, Classic, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Christmas | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Christmas | Tagged , | 1 Comment

103. The Book of (Holiday) Awesome (Neil Pasricha)

As part of a holiday reading challenge I visited the library and borrowed The Book of (Holiday) Awesome.  This was written by Canadian author, Neil Pasricha who I was privileged to meet in November at The Art of Leadership Conference.  To prepare for the … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Christmas Reading Challenge

Christmas is coming whether we are ready or not.  During the hustle and bustle of getting ready for this holiday, why not get into the festive spirt by participating in a holiday reading challenge?  You can officially sign up in the … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Holiday Reading Challenge | Tagged , | 2 Comments

96. The Christmas Shoppe (Melody Carlson)

My last Christmas novel for 2015 was The Christmas Shoppe.  It was a quick read about a little town that was struggling to keep their stores in business while the residents were struggling with their own issues.   The Christmas Shoppe  came … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

95. A Home for Christmas (Greg Kinkaid)

The presents have been opened and the wrapping cleaned up.  Breakfast has been eaten.   My youngest is putting together his newest lego set and the older kids have headed back to bed.  I have had some quiet time, reading by the fire to … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

94. Comfort & Joy (Kristin Hannah)

In between baking and enjoying a walk on this warm Christmas Eve day, I also finished reading another Christmas novel.  This one told the story of Joy, a teacher who was struggling with the failure of her marriage and dysfunctional … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

93. The Christmas Pearl (Dorothea Benton Frank)

The Christmas Pearl was a thrift store find that I have pre-read before adding to my Franklin Street Little Free Library.  The story was set in Charleston, South Carolina and is the story of Theodora, a spry, 93 year old … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment