History of a song – Christmas Island

History of a song – Christmas Island

How’d ya like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island? How’d ya like to spend the holiday away across the sea? Summer weather has me singing Christmas Island, and I’d thought I’d like to learn more about the history of this song. The song has a...
2 Charles Dickens reads

2 Charles Dickens reads

When was the last time you read A Christmas Carol? I recently read a biography of Charles Dickens, called The Man Who Invented Christmas. (affiliate link)  I enjoyed this book, although you could skip section 1 and start on chapter 8 if you just want to start reading...
Christmas markets in Europe

Christmas markets in Europe

Enjoy reading this wonderful travelogue about visiting Christmas markets in Europe… (Image credit: Dar1930) You might also like these posts… Christmas markets in Europe Enjoy reading this wonderful travelogue about visiting Christmas markets in Europe......
The Autobiography of Santa Claus

The Autobiography of Santa Claus

  I just finished re-reading The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn, and it’s just as good as I remembered it. I had read it once before, maybe 10 years ago. This book led to a trilogy, and I’m looking forward to reading the 2 sequels. In this...
June week 4, and old children’s books

June week 4, and old children’s books

  Happy Father’s Day! In this last week of June, we have a nice relaxing several days ahead. I don’t have much for your shopping list except for lemons or lemon juice, and maybe some berries or mint leaves. You probably guess we’re going to have some...
The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank

Are your parks or beaches open yet? Need a beach read? Check this one out at your library (if your library is open) or, order now on Amazon (affiliate link). The Christmas Pearl by Dorothea Benton Frank is really more of a short story, so you can easily read it in one...