Tag: Christmas

  • 8 Fabulous Clothing Gifts for Book Lovers

    And now for part two¬†of my list of holiday gift-giving ideas for book lovers. This week’s category: clothing. And what a category! There are soooo many cool things we book lovers can wear…should wear…will definitely¬†want¬†to wear. I tried to stay away from the ubiquitous t-shirt in favour of the more unique items–have fun browsing! ūüôā…

  • The Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

    ***NEW: for an updated list of recipes, check out the appropriately entitled UPDATE!!!*** You know those cookie exchanges that are so popular during the holiday season? The ones where you bake a gazillion dozen cookies to take to a party where you give them away by the dozen to other participants in exchange for a…

  • 5 Awesome Do-it-yourself Gifts for Book Lovers

    Christmas gift-giving can be a lot of fun…unless you find yourself trying to buy for that someone who seems to have everything he/she needs and you’re fresh out of inspiration. Well, never fear, because the Internet is here! And because I’ve been rather stuck on my writing lately (argh, but it’s better now, thank heaven),…

  • Post-holiday blues

    Well, this is it. Time to take down the Christmas tree and put away the decorations for another year. While a part of me looks forward to a return to my ordinary routine (I really need to get back to Alex and the Archangel Michael!), another part of me isn’t quite as enthusiastic. There’s something…

  • After the merriment…

    And so another Christmas has come and gone, its approach marked by the inevitable pre-holiday chaos, culminating in a day of sharing, laughter, and much, much love. I‚Äôm sitting at my dining room table as I write this, where I can see the Christmas tree in all its sparkling glory‚ÄĒand keep an eye on the…

  • Holiday Traditions & Memories with Karen Docter

    Welcome back to my¬†Holiday Traditions & Memories¬†event, where some wonderful authors are sharing favorite traditions and/or memories with you. Today‚Äôs guest is¬†Karen Docter, an award winning author of two different kinds of romance novels. Karen‚Äôs contemporaries are cute romantic comedies‚ÄĒshe loves writing about real men and women with dreams and goals that don’t allow for…

  • Recipes by Request: Unbaked Chocolate Oat Clusters

    It was Christmas baking time in my house over the weekend. I didn‚Äôt quite get everything done that I‚Äôd planned on (the butter tarts fell by the wayside when I ran out of oomph before I got the pastry made), but I accomplished impressive numbers of cookies‚ÄĒ including some for the dog‚ÄĒso at least I…

  • The Twelve Days Before Christmas

    So… I‚Äôve just realized that Christmas is exactly 12 days away. Given that I have done absolutely nothing to prepare just yet (okay, I have bought one gift…), this has inspired me to get my rear end in gear. Especially since one of my daughters is coming home from university a week from today. O.O…

  • Holiday Traditions & Memories with Julie Butcher

    Welcome back to my¬†Holiday Traditions & Memories¬†event, where some wonderful authors are sharing favorite traditions and/or memories with you. Today‚Äôs guest is up-and-coming author Julie Butcher, who is also the Buzzy Mag Columnist & Pundit. Julie¬†is represented by the awesomeness that is Deidre Knight, and lives with her husband and six children on the fringes…

  • Welcome to my¬†Holiday Traditions & Memories¬†event, where some wonderful authors are sharing favorite traditions and/or memories with you. Today‚Äôs guest is multi-genre author Carolyn Crane, with a few words on how she’s overcoming her lack of enthusiasm for the holidays. Carolyn writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and other tales of adventure and romance; she also…