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Sharing Our Bookshelves {December 2012}

{Ooops! Almost forgot to post Sharing Our Bookshelves for this month... but seeing as how this is an important month of the year, being the last one, I couldn't just skip it, of course.}

Thus... the end of the year is approaching! What are you reading?

An open book

Do you have any end-of-2012 booklists to share?
A Christmas book review you've written?
Favorite quotes from the book you just finished?

I'd like to find out what's on your 'bookshelf'! Link up your posts below for the rest of the month---or rather, year.

Soon, I'll share my top 10 favorites reads of the year with you.

Sharing Our Bookshelves @ In the Bookcase


  1. I love these "Sharing Our Bookshelves" posts. I hope to write a Christmas book post on my blog and share it here this month.

    I was also wondering, can you recommend any good Christmas reads? I love A Christmas Carol and A Bird's Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggins (really recommend that one!) but I don't know of too many others.

  2. I decided to do a 'seasonal' read and give "Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships" a read. May just do a post on this subject too!

  3. That sounds like a fascinating book, J.G.! Too bad my library doesn't have it...

  4. Hannah ~ I haven't heard of "The Bird's Christmas Carol" before, but I'll put it on my December list!

    Here are some good holidays reads which I've enjoyed:
    The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott --- it's a quick story, but I own a volume of a book entitled as that name, which actually includes 3 stories by the same author. The other 2 included are: Tilly's Christmas and Rosa's Tale.

    In another LMA book I have called Kate's Choice, it includes 2 other stories along with it: What Love Can Do and Gwen's Adventure in the Snow. (If you can't find either of these trilogy books, you still may be able to find the stories online)

    Have you ever read The Nutcracker? I believe it is written by E.T.A. Hoffmann---get a good illustrated version of it.

    If you like A Christmas Carol, I believe their are other short stories from Charles Dickens that are Christmas-related, although I can't recall any titles. I believe I've read some in the past.

    And, I know of 3 novels by the author Greg Kincaid which are beautifully written! More of a modern, backwoods American story about a dog. All the novels are connected to each other:
    A Dog Named Christmas
    Christmas with Tucker
    A Christmas Home

    :-) You'll have to let me know if you read any of these books! I always so enjoy reading special holiday-themed books in December!

  5. These are always so enjoyable - I keep forgetting to link up though! Hehe.

    I have a WWI book I've been thinking of reading, "Silent Night". It's about the Christmas Eve truce in "No Man's Land". It has some wonderful pictures as well. So if I can finish up these other two books by tomorrow that I'm reading I think I'll start that next. :)


  6. Thank you for the Christmas recommendations Tarissa! I have read 'The Quiet Little Woman' and loved it - I'd love to read 'Kate's Choice'! And I definitely need to read more of Charles Dicken's Christmas stories.