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Friday, 21 December 2018

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Café Society

A Merry Christmas to you as well Helen. And Love and Hugs from The Bears.

Helen

Thank you, Alex! I hope that you and the Bears have a lovely one.

Desperate Reader

Merry Christmas, and wishing you a happy, healthy, new year too.

Lory @ Emerald City Book Review

I'm reading The Woman in White right now. Definitely a nineteenth century page turner.

I just read part of The Dark Is Rising with my son (it started as a readaloud but then he couldn't resist finishing it himself). That's one of my favorite Christmas books.

And I gave myself Earthsea as an early Christmas present too, heh heh. I hope you have a lovely holiday with lots of wonderful books!

Helen

Thank you, Hayley, and the same to you!

Helen

The Woman in White and The Dark is Rising are both wonderful choices! Now I'm wishing that I was reading them, that's the trouble with books, you can only be reading one of them at any given moment.

I hope you enjoy Earthsea! And have a lovely holiday too. :)

lethe

Thank you, and wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too!

A lovely little children's book I like to reread around Christmas is Schaap met laarsjes by Maritgen Matter, also available in English (Sheep with Boots): https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25196129-schaap-met-laarsjes

Another big favourite of mine to read around the holidays is Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6778281-come-thou-tortoise
I have read it five times already since 2010.

Jenny @ Reading the End

Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year! I love The Story of Holly and Ivy, but aside from that I don't do a lot of Christmas-related reading. I do a lot of reading at Christmas, but it's mostly just trying to complete a few reading goals more before the year ends. I'm trying to read at least one more of my own damn books -- Jane's Fame by Claire Harman -- and enjoying it a lot.

Helen

Hello lethe, happy Christmas! I hope you're enjoying the holidays. (And your comment was just awaiting moderation but I've been away and never got round to the interwebs, sorry!) I'll look out for both of those books. If a book is worth reading five times, let alone in eight years, it must be very good indeed.

Happy Christmas Jenny! I'm a quite recent convert to the idea of Christmas reading, I do like to do a little since otherwise my Christmas disappears all too easily in a mass of present-buying (there's a LOT of children in our extended family) and travel arrangements. Is Jane's Fame about Jane Austen? I'll look that up too... though even my book greed is currently sated by my Christmas haul, at least for the present. Happy reading!

Stefanie

"And of course, the dust isn’t quite so noticeable when it’s dark."

Oh this made me laugh because it's exactly how I think too :)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Any New Year celebration plans? We will be doing a movie and popcorn in our pajamas at my house and be in bed by 9 :)

Helen

A kindred spirit!

I did have a wonderful Christmas, thank you, I hope you did too! And I do like the sound of your New Year, that is usually my preferred option, but this year I went slightly mad and decided to travel back to Britain, ten hours in each direction, for a party. If I never post here again it's because I'm lost somewhere in the Weald of Kent...

Stefanie

LOL I hope it's a good party!

Harriet

I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Mine was quiet but surrounded by family which was great. So happy to see you taking Rumer Godden for your daughter - she is one of my very favourite writers. Happy new year to you - I'm with Stefanie on the celebration front.

lethe

Missing your posts. Hope you are OK <3

Helen

lethe, how kind of you! I am perfectly fine, thank you. Just a bit lazy and winterish. I hope you're well too!

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