Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Books ....

I {Heart} reading Christmas books during the Holidays! My collection grows a little each year. Here are a few in my collection...


I've added a few new ones this year... Like 'Lost December' by Richard Paul Evans... I haven't gotten to this one yet, but looking forward to reading it.


Another fun new one is 'Christmas Memories' by Susan Waggoner... I am LOVING this book.
It is full of pictures, photos, art work and good story about Christmas from the 1920's thru the 1960's.


I especially love the artwork in the book...


I thought this ad was super fun!

I read a little hear and there and I'm very much enjoying it. It's a GREAT Coffee Table book!

I have another book to tell you about too.... It has a little story behind it I'd like to share...

My sister and a group of friends meet for coffee & breakfast every Friday morning at a little Cafe here in town called Paris Cafe...
The girls have been meeting for about 5 or 6 years... They met each other through volunteering at their kids' school. Many things have happened in their lives in those 5-6 years. A few birthdays, Illness, New Baby's, Graduations, and Anniversaries to name a few.

And one of the newest 'news worthy' events was the publication of a first book by one of the girls in the group... Very cool I think...

'Home for the Holidays... Tales to Warm the Heart' written by Barbara Ritter under the pen name B.K. Ritter.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Barbara's book, and would totally recommend it! It's full of seven simply awesome short stories that are sure to put you in the Holiday Spirit.

According to Barbara: "the book is filled with "neighbor-next door" characters, a few furry "angels" and a Christmas miracle or two."


It's available in paperback HERE or you can get an autographed copy direct from Barbara @ bkritterbooks@gmail.com

Home for the Holidays is also available as an ebook! Which is what I purchased.

I downloaded the book straight to my phone using the free kindle app... Very cool! You can get the ebook HERE

I would love to know if you're a hooked on Christmas Books too?
And do you have a recommendation?




P.S. I've put several books in my collection all together on my sidebar
{over there to the right on my blog....}

Happy Reading! ooxx`jodi

15 comments:

Teje said...

Thank you for a lovely Book post! I love books and reading and you have really wonderful collection! Would be enjoy to spend Christmas with those books!
Have a wonderful Christmas time!
x Teje

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great collection! I love the look of that vintage one - so cool! How fun that your friend has a book out, I like the title! I have to admit I'm more about the movies and music at Christmas but you might have inspired me! :)

barbara n said...

I love Christmas Books! My husband and I read one out loud in the car to and from his sisters for Thanksgiving - it really puts us in the holiday spirit! I think you would like Christmas on Jane Street by Billy Romp. It is a true story and we actually went there one year at Christmas and met the family!

Staci said...

Next Friday when you're at the Paris Cafe, say hello to the manager (the redhead) - she's my sister!

craftystaci@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would recommend "The Great Christmas Bowl" by Susan May Warren. I don't read too much Christmas fiction because I don't have time! But I read this one a couple of years ago and loved it.

Terry said...

I love to read good books but never knew, or thought about, there being so many Christmas stories. Thanks for the tip.

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

Too funny friend ... go see my post today :). I've read *most* of those you've shown. I love Christmas reading. There was a title that caught my eye at Target ... of course I can't remember it now, but I'll be on the hunt next Target trip.

Now to find some time to cozy up by the fire, under a quilt and read the day away!! :D I may just write that on the calendar, LOL!

Happy Tuesday!

Jules said...

Love the look of the vintage book.....my personal fav is Christmas Jars by Jason Wright....not too long but packed full of heart warming, feel good moments :)

suz said...

Try "The Christmas Train" by David Baldacci - short story (for him) and truly lovely - also will make you want to take a train trip!

Gumbo Lily said...

I'm reading an old children's book called "the Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" by L.Frank Baum (author of Wizard of Oz). It's fun.

Teri said...

I just recently found your blog and it looks like we have very similar tastes in books. There are some that I have read and there are a few that will be on my list! Merry Christmas!

Eileen said...

Oh yes, I always read 1-2 Christmas books a season.
Thanks for recommendations

Di said...

So nice to see someone who loves Christmas books! Nice collection! I buy a childrens book every year. I have quite a collection now. Its fun to find the 'right' one as there are so many published each year. They sit on my coffeee table all December and sometimes through January too! I started it when my son was young and now grandchildren read them with me.....xx Merry Chirstmas

Di said...

So nice to see someone who loves Christmas books! Nice collection! I buy a childrens book every year. I have quite a collection now. Its fun to find the 'right' one as there are so many published each year. They sit on my coffeee table all December and sometimes through January too! I started it when my son was young and now grandchildren read them with me.....xx Merry Chirstmas

corners of my life said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions.

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