Christmas Reading

Today the Christmas spirit finally found me. Usually we embrace immediately after Thanksgiving, but the weather has been unseasonably warm lately. Sunday brought with it grey skies and a constant drizzle, though, which is partially inconvenient (for someone who walks in the morning and evening), but wholly appropriate. Today as I left a book club discussion, I embraced the cold air with a spring in my step and Christmas tunes on my mind.  I went for a downtown stroll and visited the library, where — I thought — I’d pick up A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. I’m enormously fond of it. Someone checked it out before me, though, so happy reading to them.  Feeling inexplicably mirthful, I ran up the steps to the library’s upstairs and headed for the kids’ section, where I treated myself to two Harry Potter novels and…..Redwall, by Brian Jacques.  None of them have a thing to do with Christmas, but they fit my mood — one of whimsy, looking forward to experiencing more of the magical buzz I get around this time of the year.

I’m also in a mood for some serious reading, so I’m sticking my nose timidly into Brian Greene’s The Fabric of the Cosmos. If it is too much for me I will finish Galileo’s Finger, which I’ve not forgotten about.

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1 Response to Christmas Reading

  1. CyberKitten says:

    I'm still formulating my Christmas reading. I'm half-way through a series of SF novels based on variations of Future Earth which will continue over the Holidays but my non-fiction reading still hasn't coalesced…. I think I'll be going for at least a few rather hefty tomes and probably something about the Titanic. Not exactly a Christmas theme going on – just an opportunity to read bigger or more difficult books while I have the time, peace and quiet to do so. I'm looking forward to it!

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