Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, totally worn out and screaming,
"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mailbox Monday

It's a new year and it's time for new books! I only got one this week but it's adorable. This will be a new holiday favorite!

Mailbox Monday at The Printed Page is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

by Sandra Boyton

won from The Shady Glade - love this book!

CHRISTMASTIME is Sandra Boynton's humorous and compassionate carol to the season of warmth and giving, celebration and tradition. And tradition, to Boynton, is anything that happens every Christmas without fail: like trimming the tree, a fruitcake from the Rossiters, the crunch underfoot of your most precious ornament, and the customary search for scissors at four A.M. Christmas morning.

With guest appearances by Santa and his reindeer, Boynton's familiar menagerie reveals the many joys and satisfactions that make Chrismastime such a universally special season: the thrill of finding the right gift for someone you love, and affording it; the personal gratification of wrapping all the gifts early; and the wonder of Christmas morning, when you realize you forgot to label them.

And, in the spirit of giving, Boynton includes her own Christmas recipes: Santa's favorite chocolate chip cookies (with suggested note urging him to "please stack dishes neatly in the sink and wrap uneaten cookies in tin foil"); plum pudding (well worth someone else's time and money); and Wassail, which seems like a great treat if you happen to have 2,640 blanched almonds lying around the house.

This hardcover book makes a perfect gift for the "staunch traditionalist" and the "santaclaustrophobic" alike. 94,000 copies in print.


  1. Sounds like a fun book, hope you enjoy it.

  2. I love Sandra Boyton! I bet this book is a lot of fun!

  3. Sounds good! BTW, love the caption under your blog header. My philosophy...completely!

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  4. I love Sandra Boyton's art. Enjoy your cute book!

  5. cute looking book...happy reading.

  6. This sounds very cute! Happy reading!

    PS I LOVE the quote under your banner-- what a terrific philosophy!

  7. We loved Sandra Boynton when our daughter was younger.

  8. Glad to hear the book got there okay!

  9. Enjoy your new book! Boynton's Barnyard Dance was The Girl's favorite book when she was a baby. She made me read that over and over and over so many times that I had it memorized!

    Diary of an Eccentric


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