This month’s Where in the World Are You Reading theme is Holiday Reading Escape. You see, Kelly, Lisa, and I brainstormed these topics months ago and I kind of think that Lisa was living in a romantic fantasy lala-land when she picked Reading Escape for this month’s theme. (I can say this because she knows that I dearly love her). I don’t know about you, but I just realized that today is the 13th, I haven’t done a stitch of holiday shopping (by not a stitch I literally mean none), I’ve barely gotten the house decorated, and I haven’t baked one damn cookie yet.
Tis the Season!
I’m afraid it’s not going to get any better either. Office party is today, Christmas shopping must happen on Saturday (or else), Sunday is our Annual Bake Day, next week my sister comes home!, and then it’s Christmas. You know, with a few days sprinkled in here and there. But if I have free time lying around, it’s going to working off all the goodies I’ve been eating at work. Doesn’t sound very relaxing, huh?
I was lamenting the fact that I didn’t have any material for this post considering I probably won’t allow myself any time for a Holiday Reading Escape when I received an email from Audible with the daily deals—Christmas books! And what was included? A Christmas Carol
narrated by Tim Curry! The audio is only three plus hours and I was able to find an illustrated copy of the book for my Kindle (it’s just the free version from Amazon).
Edited: Beth of Too Fond drew my attention to Dickens in December–including a readalong of A Christmas Carol. You should check it out, too!!
Why yes the village is up! I’ll give you full view next Tuesday for Advent.
And now I have plans for what to read for my Holiday Reading Escape. The location will probably be my bedroom in the evenings and now I just need to work on the beverage. I’m thinking this Junior Mint Hot Chocolate. Doesn’t that look to die for?
Who wants to give me three hours for my Holiday Reading Escape?
Lisa asks: “what does your Christmas Reading Escape look like? Do you enjoy Christmas themed books? Are you already sick of the Christmas spirit? (If you are, you probably haven’t read this far down this post!) Do you enjoy a nice glass of spiked egg nog with your books? Post about it, and then link up!”
Please tell me you’ve got some holiday reading planned? And note that you do not have to read anything holiday related this month for the meme! Think of it more about escaping the insanity of the holidays to get a little quiet reading in. Sounds nice, doesn’t it??