Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thinking on Christmas Reading

Last year I read three Christmas Themed Books.

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First time in all my years that I read Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. I've seen it on TV enough, I know the story by heart, but it was a joy to read. I read a Richard Paul Evans book every Christmas, I've been doing that for 3 years now, I discovered him in 2006.

This year I will read The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans, if I can get my hands on a copy.

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I was not too thrilled with last years Christmas book from Richard Paul Evans: Grace. I thought it was dark and not at all a 'FEEL GOOD' Christmas read.

But I forgave him since he introduced me to another book entitled The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck. Yes that's right, That Glenn Beck. I didn't know what to expect, but this book was so sweet, touching and I loved it. I don't think he can repeat a story with such emotion. This was based on his childhood, and I was impressed. So if you haven't read it, don't let the name throw you, go ahead, it is great.

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This is another book I have in my library queue, although it also has not gotten into circulation yet, well it will be released on October 1, 2009, so I hope by December 2009, the library will have it.

From Amazon
A beautiful patchwork of four novellas about love and joy at Christmastime by best selling author Catherine Palmer. These four novellas were previously published in four anthologies—A Victorian Christmas Quilt, A Victorian Christmas Tea, A Victorian Christmas Cottage, and A Victorian Christmas Keepsake. Return to a time when life was uncomplicated, faith was sincere … and love was a gift to be cherished forever. Includes author’s favorite holiday recipes.

With all the other anthologies, I can keep busy with them until this is released.

3 comments:

Bluestocking said...

I am reading The Secrets of a Christmas Box.

thetruebookaddict said...

I am so glad you joined the challenge! I like your choices...I plan to read The Christmas List as well. I didn't buy Grace last year for exactly the reasons you mentioned...sounded too sad and dark. That Victorian Christmas book sounds good...I'll have to check it out.

I'm now following your blog! I look forward to seeing your progress on the challenge =o)

Michelle

carolsnotebook said...

Ah, Christmas books. I may have to get my list ready soon. I read A Christmas Carol last year too.