The act of reading ... begins on a flat surface, counter or page, and then gets stirred and chopped and blended until what we make, in the end, is a dish, or story, all our own.
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December 20, 2020

Elf on a (book)shelf

 


My Christmas spirit definitely needs some boosting this year, but I'm getting there -- with the snow, and some extra time off before Christmas to bake cookies, and most of all, with the early gift of very easy and brilliantly successful surgery to fix a vision impairment that emerged earlier this fall. I can read again!! 

And with lovely bookish friends. I've already started a Christmas mystery by a favorite author (thanks to Frances!), and that started me thinking about looking for more Christmas books.  And that started me wondering about an Anthony Trollope Christmas book of some kind that I vaguely remembered from a few years ago, when I first went Trolloping with JoAnn.  And there it was, on my bookshelf.  It was either there and forgotten all along, or there was an elf.  I know which one I'm going to believe in. 🎄 

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

I read the first/title story, but never got to the rest. Happy Trolloping memories :)

P.S. Hard to believe 2020 started with The Way We Live Now. Almost seems like I read it a decade ago...

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