If it weren’t the end of a very busy day,
with a very busy evening ahead…if it weren’t the eve
of our Solstice gathering…I would write a long and
loving post about all of the books I love at this time
of year….with links to explore for each book….
But since I am just
about to eat some homemade
pizza and finish lighting our Christmas tree and
decorate matchboxes for our friends who will come
tomorrow and frame some wintery illustrations
and make the lists for tomorrow….
I will just tell you
that just before I fall asleep tonight,
I will read the last dozen pages of Mandy
by Julie Edwards and that after the Solstice I will
be getting out my Alison Uttley Christmas Stories
which are the loveliest stories I know. And you
should know that any book by Alison Uttley
(her children’s books or her essays and memoirs)
have the right spirit for these days. And if you
have never read Winter Solstice by Rosamunde
Pilcher, I would highly recommend that you check
it out of the library today. And you might see a
few of the Miss Read Christmas books and stories
awaiting an hour or two of leisure around my
And that will have to do…the pizza is warm and
waiting-as is my family-and I will see you here
again tomorrow, as we await the Longest Night.
melissa December 21, 2010 at 2:05 am
Love Miss Read, and have a copy of Pilcher’s ‘Winter Solstice’. All good reads!! 🙂
Bonnie December 21, 2010 at 2:42 am
Plus a lunar eclipse if you are up in the early morning. Gorgeous moon tonight. I love your book list and have read most of those except not Alison Uttley’s Christmas Stories.
Jen December 21, 2010 at 4:22 am
Hello! I never leave comments – always a little shy. But, I have always loved the book “Mandy” and loved sharing it with my little girl. Your daily posts have been lovely this month – little December gifts. Best Wishes, from Charlottesville (my daughter and I met you at a Martha’s Market a few years back – she still loves her hens and still has a copy of one your little chicken Christmas cards!)
Laurie December 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Oh, I love having a list of good books to look for at the library, which was already on my to-do list today. All of these are new to me:o) Merry Solstice!
Bonnie December 21, 2010 at 9:30 pm
Back again………Uttley is Little Grey Rabbit’s books. Have you read any of her autobiography?
I haven’t seen Stories for Christmas either.