Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Books

This is the time of year we are thinking of giving to those we care about.  One popular gift has always been books.  Books are fun to receive, and especially fun to give.  To go to a book store and look through all the selections and pick out just the right story for just the right person is a pleasure I have always enjoyed.  And now, to be able to look online for e-books to give from the comfort of my own home is a new treat.

But what about reading this time of year?  There are so many good holiday books out there for us to read and reread year after year.  Of course, we all think of the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, or Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory.  What about The Mansion by Henry Van Dyke?  Or The Christmas Shoes by Donna Van Liere?

There are too many Christmas books to mention here.  I would encourage every writer and reader out there to not only give books (both print and e-books) for Christmas, but to also pick up a book written about/for Christmas and read it this time of year.  It'll set the mood for the season and help you prepare for the celebrating.  And that's always a good thing, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. I put out all my Christmas books on the hearth so they are right there for the reading. I have many and seem to get a new one each year. Love those books and reading. Fills my hear with the true meaning of Christmas!