This year we're going to start our countdown to Christmas a bit later because of some travel plans. I was wrapping up the books I collected from the library this week and wanted to encourage you not to skip it just because we're already in the 2nd week of December.
To make it entirely free, I use paper bags from the grocery store. Click here for a more detailed post on this countdown, including wrapping.
The point is: you can make this elaborate or not but chances are, unwrapping a book, laying on bellies under the Christmas tree and reading by its light will be memorable.
Speaking of books, here are a few I've added to my gift list this year:
Because I'm completely intrigued by the Instagram Feed of the same name:
Because I love lists and the idea of recording life this way:
Because moms want to leave something, simply:
Because I love piggy-backing off other people's tried & trues:
Because I love my kitchen table & dishwasher crowded:
Because my kids would immediately begin:
Because my son loves a good joke:
Because I heard a bit on NPR one day & stayed in the parking lot for the whole program with my girls:
Because I love a pretty vignette, and the sophistication of a classic novel (30% off at B&N):
This was my favorite read this year, tragic and it instantly wraps you up, turning pages with hope:
I ate this book up this summer, it was fascinating and arranged unlike any I've read:
This book is so very entertaining if you haven't read it yet. (I listened to the audio version, by Tina, herself, which I highly recommend)
For my fellow Bible-believers:
This inspirational book changed the way I look at my mundane life.
This author and pastor has revolutionized the way I understand the Bible and it's most basic principles. My husband & I have spent many hours of this year discussing his podcasts. This book on counterfeit gods or this one on marriage would be worth a read, if following & loving Jesus is your thing.
I keep meaning to read these books before they come out on film, especially 6 & 7. Have you read them? Pin It