Question of the Week #55: Holiday Reading
What are your favorite holiday reading traditions? Do you always read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve? Or do you look forward to your days off so you can dig into your to-read pile?
I always try to make sure I have finished whatever I was reading before Christmas so that I have the chance to start reading whatever I get as a present straight away.
Dec 22, 2009 11:24 am
I always like to revisit the chapter in John Irving's "A Prayer for Owen Meany" about the Christmas pageant. That whole image of Owen insisting on being the Baby Jesus is so irreverent and so hilarious, I laugh every time I read it. :)
Dec 22, 2009 2:12 pm
I love to re-read The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. She was a contributor to the first, wonderful Christmas Revels musical performance, which I also try to see in whatever city I happen to be. Sadly, couldn't get tickets this year. Of course, I am read to dive into my gift books, which is something my husband and I look forward to doing during the week after the Big Day.
Dec 28, 2009 1:04 pm
Confessions of a Non-Conformist by Lin Yutang. Sublimely suited for wistful holiday reading.
Jan 1, 2010 7:24 pm
Meant to say: re-reading Yutang this holiday.
Jan 1, 2010 7:25 pm
I go for completely frivolous reading material. Comic strip collections like Dilbert and Sherman's Lagoon come out with books around Christmas and I buy them as a Christmas treat for myself. My 12 yr. old does his best to purloin them before I have a chance to read them. It has become one of our own traditions to see who gets a hold of them first. It is so much fun to watch people peruse my bookshelf. They scan the theology, history, philosophy, sci. fi., tons of art books/crafting and then I watch their jaws drop at the sheer number of newspaper comic strip books. I even collect them from other countries. It is a bit off beat for a Christmas tradition but we have fun with it. Deb
Jan 2, 2010 3:01 am