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November 10, 2010

weekly geeks: readers advisory
posted by soe 2:33 am

weekly geeksIn anticipation of an upcoming readalong challenge, and in the spirit of this week’s Weekly Geeks meme, which instructs participants to poll their readers for book suggestions, I’d like to ask you for your favorite holiday* reading material. Novels, nonfiction, short story collections, children’s books, all are welcome.

I’ll stop back tomorrow with some suggestions of my own for what to read in the next two months as we lead up to and through the winter holiday season.

And, in the meantime, I hope you’ll leave me a comment with some of your favorites.

*Ultimately, I’m looking for materials relating to Christmas and other December holidays. But if your favorite holiday is Flag Day and you’ve got an awesome book related to it, feel free to share it.

Category: books. There is/are 4 Comments.

I read “Let It Snow” by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle last year for Christmas. I loved it.

When I was in middle school I read Silent Night by RL Stine. Terrifying Christmas story (and I read the sequels too!)

Comment by Steph 11.10.10 @ 3:09 am

Let It Snow was a great read!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. children’s book, wonderful

Bridget Jones’ Diary (the reindeer jumper? exactly)

Dave Cooks the Turkey by Stuart MacLean (short story, hilarious)

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas (I read this from the library, and really should look for a copy for the house. delightful)

And if you like your Christmas stories with murder and bleakness – Voices by Arnaldur Indridason, an Icelandic mystery.

Comment by raidergirl3 11.10.10 @ 11:47 am

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

by Christopher Moore

Comment by Karen 11.10.10 @ 2:10 pm

I love Holidays are Hell with a caveat. It is an anthology and I only like two out of the four stories (one of them just never gelled for me and one annoyed me no end) but the two I like – the Marjorie M. Liu story and the Vicki Petterrson are great enough to make up for my mehness about the other two. The Liu story is about New Years and the Pettersson about Thanskgiving.

Comment by RandomRanter 11.10.10 @ 5:25 pm