Thank you, NPR, for once again feeding my book lust at the holidays! They’ve released their independent booksellers’ title recommendations for 2008, and it is a long and varied list. I just love buying books! and reading them, too, that too!
One title that caught my attention, you won’t be surprised, is The Man Who Invented Christmas, by Les Standiford. Mr. Standiford contends that it was Charles Dickens’s book, A Christmas Carol, published in 1843, that changed the way we celebrate Christmas even today.
Another that sounds fascinating is The Oxford Project, by Steven G. Bloom and Peter Feldstein. Mr. Feldstein photographed most of the residents of Oxford, Iowa in 1984, and again 20 years later. Who were you 20 years ago? Who will you be 20 years from now?
At the store, we have a nice library of Christmas titles. One of the cutest is An Irish Night Before Christmas, by Sarah Kirwan Blazek, an amusing Irish take on the classic Christmas poem. Father Christmas arrives in a donkey cart, accompanied by a staff of elvish assistants, on the Emerald Isle.
Bliss – looking at book lists and typing the blog with Il Divo singing Christmas songs in my ears!
~Janet @ The Christmas Place