Category Archives: Holidays

Virtual Advent Tour – Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Since my blog is primarily about books and reading, I thought I’d write my contribution to the Virtual Advent Tour about a reading tradition that took place in my family that only in recent years I have properly appreciated (and … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Update!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends.  My husband and I are spending a quiet day at home, but later on we will Skype with my family in Winnipeg.  Ok, I … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Came!

I’ll admit it …. after my bad experience with Secret Santa last year I was getting a bit concerned this year when as of Saturday nothing arrived at my doorstep.  But today, on returning home from running a few errands … Continue reading

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Virtual Advent Tour — Why it’s great to be the grandchild.

Welcome to my little corner of the 2011 Virtual Advent Tour.  If you’ll permit me a digression from the usual book talk, I’d like to share with you a Christmas ritual in my family that began as a tradition, but … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

  For some reason the holiday that makes me most proud of being Canadian (even when I’ve been an American citizen for 3 1/2 years) is Remembrance Day.  Canada’s participation in world conflicts have been relatively small, but the sacrifices … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

  For some reason the holiday that makes me most proud of being Canadian (even when I’ve been an American citizen for 3 1/2 years) is Remembrance Day.  Canada’s participation in world conflicts have been relatively small, but the sacrifices … Continue reading

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My Bookworm Santa Wishlist

Well, Halloween is over, and here in the US Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, but the stores are already full of Christmas merchandise.  I admit, I have been listening to a little bit of Christmas music (I have a … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Meets the Grinch

*sigh*  I wasn’t sure if I was going to write a post about this, but I thought it might turn my lemon into someone else’s lemonade so here goes.  (and I know I’m going to sound petty and selfish — I … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Meets the Grinch

*sigh*  I wasn’t sure if I was going to write a post about this, but I thought it might turn my lemon into someone else’s lemonade so here goes.  (and I know I’m going to sound petty and selfish — I … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Book Monday

Check out Books on the Nightstand Monday November 30 for their 2009 Books on the Nightstand Holiday Gift Guide. I’ve been listening to this podcast and following their blog for almost a year now and have picked up quite a … Continue reading

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