Merry “Pandemic” Christmas! [Year Two]

December 21, 2021

Merry Christmas to Everyone Who Celebrates!

We are ready here!

Santa's Sidekick

Merry Christmas book friends! I certainly didn’t think we’d still be dealing with the Pandemic again this Christmas. Because the Omicron variant is surging in our area, we will again limit big family gatherings and celebrate the birth of Jesus in quieter, smaller ways.

There’s a meme going around that says “2022 is pronounced 2020 too” ….. I just want 2020 in the history books! I definitely want to see the terms and conditions of 2022 before I get too excited! We’re all vacinated and boosted at my house and I hope you are also keeping safe in ways that make sense for you.

As I reflect on 2021, I realize that blogging and sharing book reviews with you has brought me a tremendous amount of joy. I greatly appreciate your support, comments, likes, and shares! Thank you! I treasure the virtual friendships that blogging has brought into my life!

At Christmastime, we have HOPE and JOY and whatever your traditions, I wish each of you healthy and safe holiday celebrations.

Emmanuel…God With Us

I’m taking a few days off this week and I’ll be back on 12/28 with my favorites of the year post. Until then….here are a few of my favorite songs….

Luke Bryan, O Holy Night

Josh Groban, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

(my fav verse)

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!

Do you love Flash Mobs?

“Hallelujah Chorus”

Merry Christmas

All I Want For Christmas is the Girl Next Door [Book Review]

October 27, 2021

All I Want For Christmas is the Girl Next Door by Chelsea Bobulski

All I Want For Christmas is the Girl Next Door by Chelsea Bobulski (cover) Image: white text on a red background.....a scene of snow and small homes at the bottom margin

Genre/Categories/Setting: Fiction, Contemporary Romance. YA, Christmas, Virginia

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

My Summary:

Thanks #NetGalley @WiseWolfBooks for a complimentary eARC of #AllIWantForChristmasIsTheGirlNextDoor upon my request. All opinions are my own.

Sixteen-year-old Graham has been in love with Sarah, the girl next door, for several years. However, she’s been dating his best friend for the last two years. Graham makes a wish upon a star….all he wants for Christmas is Sarah. In the morning, Graham wakes to a new reality…..he is the one that has been dating Sarah for two years, not his best friend. As he spends more time with Sarah, he wonders whether or not they are right for each other. Further complicating the situation is that Graham is spending a lot of enjoyable time with the new girl in town.

My Thoughts:

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Merry “Pandemic” Christmas!

December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas to Everyone Who Celebrates!

We are ready here!

Santa's Sidekick

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Luke Bryan, O Holy Night

Josh Groban, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

(my fav verse)

And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!

Do you love Flash Mobs?

“Hallelujah Chorus”

Merry Christmas