Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas books

Today's prompt on Nine Muses Musing is stories, and so I'm thinking about Christmas books.  A Christmas tradition at our house since Jamie was little was taking time to look at the beautiful illustrations in this book that was given to him as a baby.  Mind you, Jamie's 22 now so we don't look at it together anymore, but I still flip through it to admire Louse Brierley's lovely pastels of the Twelve Days of Christmas. 

Here's her image for the six geese a-laying. 
Isn't it sweet?

My Christmas books came from the library though.  I recently found a list on someone's blog of books she'd read in 2010 and from some of the titles I knew that she had similar taste in authors.  This was a great opportunity for me to do a search for some of the titles at my local library. 

Maybe I overdid it though because ten of them came in at once.  So this is what my pile of Christmas reading looks like today.

I am so grateful for our public library.  It has just about any title I search for.  Sometimes there's a long waiting list for popular new books but eventually my name comes up.  I don't know what I'd do without it as I'm an avid reader and consume several books a week, often dipping into two or three at a time.  I think for 2011 I'll add a reading list to this blog.  Should it be all the books I've read or just those I particularly enjoyed?  What do you think?



  1. I miss my library! I read like you much of the time. Too expensive to buy all those books. I love your idea of the reading list.

  2. joanna - i read one book online and two or three books a month during the school year. that usually climbs to half a dozen books a month during the summer. i like to read what people think of books so i can make a more informed choice as i usually buy my books. i am thinking of getting a library card though!! steven

  3. Great idea of the reading list.

    I put out every Christmas many of the books I collected for the Holidays from Winters Gift, The Blessing of The Beasts, The Fourth Wise Man to A Charlie Browns Christmas. It is so enjoyable to reread them.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. I just came home from the library! I bring magazines back home - Yoga Journal and Dwell. I read on a Kindle. I think you should tell us good, bad, and indifferent about the books you read. I like knowing what other's think of the books they're reading. (The Girl Who Chased the Moon is an interesting title...)

  5. I love the library too and am so grateful for being able to reserve books even if it takes a while. I see some of my favorites in your pile.

  6. Oh my! I have read all of those except for the Stuart McLean. Please let me know what you think. I didn't really like the Sloane Crosley (listened to it).


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