Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Well, Christmas is over for another year and I want to thank my Secret Santa Danna at Bananas for Books for the very nice copy of Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld, the wonderful book mark with my initial and the Godiva chocolate bar. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, Danna.
And while I am about it, I would like to thank the host of the Book Blogger Holiday Swap, Nicole and the other volunteers who help her make it work so well.
Christmas was lovely and quiet. I received some wonderful books and can't wait to begin reading them. I spoke to my daughter in China and met the new boyfriend on Skype, then went to visit a gravely ill old friend who is in hospital. When I came home and watched on of my favorite holiday movies that no one seems to know, called "Holiday" with Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. My very favorite is "Christmas in Connecticut" with Barbara Stanwyk.
Now, its on to the new year, new reading challenges, new books and lots of fun.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Challenge: Historical Fiction Reading Challenge
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomoms - Thanks to Sarah at Reading the Past
I hope everyone finds the books that they want from Santa under their Christmas trees, too!
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This book is recommended for readers aged 13 and up.
This book was borrowed from the Webster Branch of the NYPL
David L. Dudley
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Books I got from the library:
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Then, just as suddenly as they appeared, Kathleen Mary and her family disappear. While Darcy waits to hear from her, she learns that her father is missing in action. Christmas is coming, and Darcy is unsure about the power of God's love. Will the miracle she hopes for really happen?”
I love the messages of Christmas and Hanukkah and I feel that stories set in World War II make their messages all the more important and poignant.
Take a look at what other people are rounding up for the holidays at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Top 10 Childhood Favorites
Most of these books were hand-me-downs from older cousins, and I inherited them after my sister was done. Amazingly, I still own them. This was like a nice walk down Memory Lane.