Monday, December 22, 2008

More Christmas Books

Here a couple more of my favorite Christmas books I have been having fun reading lately.

If you haven't read any of the Mitford series by Jan Karon you are missing a great escape. Fun, lovable characters show up again at Christmas in this one. As my friend Tif put it, I wish they could live in my neighborhood.

Two from Galilee. This one is a bit controversial. It is a fictionalized version of Joseph and Mary's story. I love it because it reminds me that they were real people. I have had some friends not love it, feeling it inappropriate to put words in such sacred people's mouths. But I feel it is done well, with respect and faith. Let me know what you think if you have read it. Reading it is a Christmas tradition for me.


Motherboard said...

I've read The Two From Galilee.. and I quite enjoyed it!

I,however, do have to admit that I'm not a fan of the Mitford series... They were natural Ambien for me.

love.boxes said...

I love Jan Karon. She once said that she wrote her books to give readers an extended family and the characters start to feel that way after awhile.

A Fanciful Twist said...

Oh! Look at all that fun snow below!!

Books are bliss!!

Happy Happy Happpy holidays Miss Michelle!!! Hugs to everyone!!


Circe said...

I read Two form Galilee on your recommendation, and I loved it. Thanks! I don't think it's sacrilegious to speculate on sacred people. We know so little about them, and they are so important. Let's give them some thought!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey girl,

Merry Christmas.


Sarah Smiles said...

I love Jan Karon. I will have to try Two from Galilee. Thanks.