The Christmas Club (book and movie)

The Christmas Club (book and movie)

Last month I wrote about actual Christmas club bank accounts. Around that time I read this book, The Christmas Club by Barbara Hinske (affiliate link). The book cover advertises that it was also made into a Hallmark movie. This is a very pleasant read that takes place...
Days of the Blackbird

Days of the Blackbird

  Log in to your library account and reserve the children’s book Days of the Blackbird: A Tale of Northern Italy by Tomie dePaola (affiliate link). This book is a fictional story that takes place during the coldest days of the year. In real life, in Northern...
2 Newberry Honor books that take place at Christmas

2 Newberry Honor books that take place at Christmas

Here are 2 books that are older and lesser known, but I think you will like. They both happen to be Newberry Honor books as well, which tells you something about the quality of writing. These are very short books written for children, but feel free to enjoy them on...
Ways to celebrate Twelfth Night

Ways to celebrate Twelfth Night

I know it is hard to believe, but tonight is the traditional Twelfth Night after Christmas. Unless you say it’s tomorrow night. There’s still that strange counting issue that occurs among different religions and cultures. For some cultures, this was the...
Sugarplums

Sugarplums

I have visions of sugarplums in my head today. So I thought I’d do some research about them. As far as I can tell, “sugarplum” was basically synonymous with “candy” before chocolate came along. Current recipes seem similar to what some...