Tag Archives: seasonal

Christmas Tales and Counting Buzzards

Christmas Tales collects various human interest stories around the State of Alabama that have a Christmas connection — though perhaps human interest isn’t the right word, seeing as many of these stories involve animals! The stories were collected by a … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

LaForge Reads "The Night Before Christmas"

LeVar Burton, better known as Geordi LaForge of Star Trek TNG, reads The Night before Christmas.  Burton used to host a program called Reading Rainbow for children.  Here he reads a favorite in excellent style. Merry Christmas, one and all! And … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged | 3 Comments

This week: Christmasish

It’s been a quiet week for me, most of my time being spent in bed — stomach viruses are no fun at all! I’ve been too weak and bedridden to do any real reading, though I did finish two short … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged | 3 Comments

Sharpe’s Christmas

Sharpe’s Christmas© 2003 Bernard Cornwell104 pages Sharpe’s Christmas collects two stories which do the seemingly impossible, in honoring the Christmas spirit while simultaneously being action-adventure tales starring Richard Sharpe. Sharpe doesn’t lend himself easily to Christmas stories; he is not … Continue reading

Posted in historical fiction, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa and Pete

Santa and Pete: A Novel of Christmas Present and Past© 1998 Christopher Moore and Pamela Johnson176 pages Seven year-old Terrence has no interest in spending his Saturdays keeping his elderly grandfather company while the older man runs his bus route.Who … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Stupidest Angel

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror© 2004 Christopher Moore288 pages In another Christmas story, Dale Pearson, evil developer, self-absorbed woman hater, and seemingly unredeemable curmudgeon, might by visited in the night by a series of ghosts who, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Top Ten Holiday Books

Ten books to read for the holidays? Well! I don’t know ten Christmas-themed books, so I’ll also tack on a few books I may read during the next month. 1. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens RUN, WESLEY! This story is … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Skipping Christmas

Skipping Christmas© 2001 John Grisham227 pages One of my own personal Christmas traditions is to read John Grisham’s Skipping Christmas. It’s a tradition I’ve maintained every year since owning the book, although part of the tradition is not reading all of … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens For a number of years now, I have made a tradition of watching A Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart. I do not recall the first time I watched the movie, but it became an instant favorite. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment