Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas books

Every year we buy books for each other for Christmas, and I find new Christmas stories to add to our collection. Here are this year's choices:


Ramage and the Dido
Ramage at Trafalgar both by Dudley Pope


Heaven to Betsy/Betsy in Spite of Herself
Betsy was a Junior/Betsy and Joe both by Maud Hart Lovelace


Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer


Light Theology and Heavy Cream by Robert Farrar Capon


Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch

Story Craft: Reflections on Faith, Culture, and Writing by the Author of Hank the Cowdog


Cordelia Underwood by Van Reid


Rowan and the Keeper of the Crystal
Rowan and the Zebac both by Emily Rodda


Haynes Toyota Camry Automotive Repair Manual (Hey, some years are more literary than others in the life of a young man.)


The Birds Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin


The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden

I am writing this the day before Christmas, and I can only anticipate the book reading quiet that will descend upon the house. Blankets will be snagged, and hot drinks will be made. Eggnog latte? Cocoa? Irish coffee? Only time will tell. I wonder which fortunate favorite the cat will choose? Let the reading fest begin.

4 comments:

Pom Pom said...

Fun, fun, fun! I read all the Betsy books last summer. I love The All of a Kind Family books, too. Merry Christmas!

Islandsparrow said...

sweet sweet sweet! Some of my favourites. Sarah and I are big Cordelia Underwood fans, Betsy Tacy fans and of course Holly and Ivy. Also the Birds' Christmas Carol - deliciously old-fashioned. Now I need to check out Robert F Capon - a most intriguing title. Happy reading!

Thicket Dweller said...

Comments! When did you add comments, and how did I miss them?

I just picked up a vintage copy of The Birds' Christmas Carol at My Favorite Thrift Store today! I'd never heard of it before, but I have a weakness for red Christmas books, so I bought it. It's dated 1916. I've only read the first two or three chapters, but it practically had me in tears while was reading it on the way home from the thrift store.

Blessings on you this Christmas!

Alison said...

Holly and Ivy is a favorite as are the Betsy books. I'm reading Diane Ackerman's newest all about dawn. It is lovely.