Reading Events – November & December

Starting in November

christmas 2013-4Hosted by the fabulous Michelle at her Christmas Spirit Blog

These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time…a children’s Christmas books level! Levels:

  • Candy Cane:  read 1 book
  • Mistletoe:  read 2-4 books
  • Christmas Tree:  read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level…LOL!)
  • Fa La La La Films:  watch a bunch or a few Christmas movies…it’s up to you!
  • Visions of Sugar Plums:  read books with your children this season and share what you read

I’m going to shoot for the Mistletoe level because, well, I have good intentions but I’m also fickle. I’ve love the juxtaposition of Christmas and ghost stories, so there will probably be a lot of that. I’m also always interested in exploring other holiday season holidays. I am, I suppose, holiday greedy. I like that so many cultural and religious holidays are clustered during the darkest time of the year. I see no reason why everyone can’t celebrate everything if they so desire. Some of what I might read:

Charles Dickens' Christmas Ghost Stories Spirits of Christmas Haunting Christmas Tales Let it Snow!  Season's Readings for a Super-Cool Yule!

The Twelve Days of Yule Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Kwanzaa: A Family Affair The New Year's Eve Compendium: Toasts, Tips, Trivia and Tidbits for Bringing in the New Year

Starting in December

wilkieinwinter-1024x1024I will finish A Woman in White, I swear it.

5 thoughts on “Reading Events – November & December

  1. Ugh. Wilkie Collins. I had to read The Moonstone in high school, and I had a hard time enjoying it. A swore never to read anything else by him, but then I decided to read The Woman in White. I am not sure why. 😦

    If you are enjoying The Woman in White, you are really going to like The Moonstone. The writing style is very similar in both. 🙂

    1. I feel like I really *should* like Wilkie Collins. Thus far, I’m unconvinced. I started reading The Woman in White last year. While it wasn’t bad, it just didn’t click with me. I’m hoping some structured reading will lead me through it.

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