Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Christmas in July?

I've seen a few things pop up this past week about Christmas in July, and while I haven't given it a ton of thought, today I actually find myself listening to Christmas music. I accidentally ran across a song in my iTunes library (I think it was on shuffle) and now I can't stop.

Maybe it's because it's so blasted hot out and my area is in the middle of a record-breaking drought, I'm especially yearning for the coolness of December. The holiday music is doing a nice job of tricking my brain, however temporary. :)

I saw a giveaway for novels with a Christmas theme, and it got me wondering if I've read any "Christmas" books. Some books touch on it... some of the Harry Potters, A Walk to Remember... maybe one or two others that I can't remember.

Have you read any that don't feel like the screenplay to a Hallmark movie? (NOT THAT I DON'T WATCH THOSE!! I'm a fan of the fake snow and cheese as much as the next person.) Any recommendations for me? I must quench this Christmas yearning!

5 comments:

  1. Let it Snow by (Maureen Johnson, L. Myracle, & John Green) and Dash and Lily's Book of Dares are set around that time, I think. Also, hot chocolate is good year round, I believe.

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  2. I've read Let it Snow! Umm...so not thinking Christmas right now.

    If you like paranormal romance, Christina Skye has some holiday titles in her Draycott Abbey series. It's been a while since I've read those because I'm all about YA these days.

    Good luck in your search and happy reading! Merry Christmas? :)

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  3. ah, Christmas seems so far away now when we are having 107*F outside here in Europe :(

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  4. I'll have to check out this, Let it Snow!

    Jamie - I'm all about YA too, but I'll take a gander at the others you mentioned :)

    Dezz - It's super hot here too. That's why I'm tricking my mind with winter tunes and stories!

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  5. Oh, please don't remind me that Christmas will basically be here before we know it! I love Christmas, but it is such a busy season! Too much traveling and not enough time enjoying. :)

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