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A Reading List for the Christmas Books Obsessed

I don’t mean to alarm you, but December is almost here. Seasonal coffee beverages have been released. Evergreen wreaths have been hung in shopping centers. Christmas trees are for sale. I even heard Christmas carols in a store this week. What I’m saying is, I realize we haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but it’s time to… Continue reading A Reading List for the Christmas Books Obsessed

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The Most Reprinted Editorial: “Is There a Santa Claus?”

In perhaps one of the greatest examples of parental avoidance, when, in 1897, eight-year old Virginia O’Hanlon asked her father if there really was a Santa Claus, he suggested she write to The New York Sun for clarification. “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so,” he told her. Fortunately for posterity, Virginia’s letter… Continue reading The Most Reprinted Editorial: “Is There a Santa Claus?”

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7 Classic Christmas Stories You Can Read from Your Phone

I’m not saying I make a habit of reading on my phone. But it can be convenient. With my Nook app, I cue up my current read wherever I am. No spare moment is wasted. Standing on an eternally long line at CVS/the DMV/the coffee shop? I may just find it within myself my phone… Continue reading 7 Classic Christmas Stories You Can Read from Your Phone

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Reading Winter Holidays

Last year, I began devouring Christmas reads in November – November 16, to be exact. I know this because I’m diligent about keeping reading records. For this reason, I also know that I read twelve holiday-themed books between November 2014 and January 2015. That’s a lot of holiday books! Apparently, I was on some sort of… Continue reading Reading Winter Holidays