Tuesday, December 8, 2009

More from the Library

During this holy season, every person should read some sort of Christmas story, besides reading the Original Story of Christ's birth. There are so many classics for all ages; most of mine I've passed on to my daughters for their reading time over the month. When we homeschooled, our plan for December was more homespun than normal~filled with lots of baking thus incorporating math, bible memorization, and lots and lots of literature. Needless to say, I always love to have some Christmas centered books around and this year I actually picked up a book at our local grocery store. I got it for reading at my girls house when she was in the hospital but never got around to it. The title is: Christmas Homecoming by Debby Mayne and it is actually a novella-four short books in one. What I loved about this easy read was that it was centered here in Colorado-Boulder to be precise. The first story was by Debby Mayne entitled Silver Bells. The second story was I'll Be Home For Christmas by Elizabeth Ludwig; the third was O Christmas Tree by Elizabeth Goddard and lastly The First Noelle by Paige Winship Dooly. These stories are definitely easy reading but center on family relationships and the healing of Christmas.
Whether you find time to reread a classic this year or pick one up at the library, find some time to just sit and enjoy a good book with a cup of warmth.


  1. Noreen, nothing more peaceful than reading a good book and having a nice warm cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate. It is just so relaxing. All the books you mentioned sound wonderful. I am so behind on my reading at the moment, I would hesitate to add another book to the list, but I sure will keep them in mind.

  2. Oh, you are a kindred spirit! I love novella's and am reading Alaska Brides at this time.

    Debbie Macomber's "The Perfect Christmas" was a Holiday choice of mine. I laughed out loud for parts of it...a very easy and sweet read.

  3. thanks for the book reviews
    i need to get some of mine out
    are you freezing/ I have a hair appointment in an hour... brrr don't want to get out

  4. Hi Noreen,
    That is a lovely thing to mention, especially this time of year!! We are all so busy that we forget to care for ourself! We need to stop and do something relaxing every so often.
    Thank-you Noreen, Fern

  5. Hello, Noreen! So glad you enjoyed reading Christmas Homecoming. That story was near and dear to my heart. I'm glad it blessed you this holiday season.

  6. Thanks for sharing the beauty that can be found in those quite moments with a story that can take you away for a relaxing bit of time!
    Blessings, GG

  7. Thanks for the reminder Noreen - Christmas is not all about rush and bustle and shopping and presents is it?

  8. Oh I so agree. Books are wonderful to have around our home. Hugs and love

  9. Hi...thanks for coming by and visiting. I appreciate your words of encouragement. My strength ONLY comes from the Lord. Believe me, it is not mine alone.
    Hope your week is going well.


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