holidays

Reposting Halloween thoughts!

on October 28, 2018

This is my favorite holiday–not entirely surprising for a girl who kills pretend people for a living, no? But I’ve always loved ghost stories and the fall, full moons and things that go bump in the night… Halloween used to be a sacred holiday for many folks. The last of the three harvest holidays, it…

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A holiday round-up

on December 22, 2016

Taking a wee break to spend the holidays with my family, my dears, so here is a seasonal post from 2013. You might have missed it the first time around, and I hope you enjoy. If you just can’t get enough seasonal cheer, here are a few books you might enjoy: *JANE AUSTEN’S CHRISTMAS Maria…

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It’s Dia de los Muertos, y’all

on November 1, 2016

Reposting a piece on this special day. Have we talked about Dia de los Muertos? I keep thinking we have, but I can’t find anything in the archives and that seems QUITE short-sighted of me. If you’re not familiar, Dia de los Muertos is the Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday in Latin America….

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Time for my favorite Halloween post!

on October 27, 2016

This one is from a few years ago, but it is my favorite post on my most-loved occasion. This is my favorite holiday–not entirely surprising for a girl who kills pretend people for a living, no? But I’ve always loved ghost stories and the fall, full moons and things that go bump in the night……

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Bonus post!

on April 24, 2016

Just an extra post because I went on a little rant on Twitter and decided it was worth putting up here as well. Mother’s Day, my dears. It’s almost here, which means that the internet is awash with listicles suggesting gifts. And they are dire. I saw one featuring narwhal slippers–giant stuffed animals you wear…

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Stacey is talking Chanukah today

on December 17, 2015

Today’s guest writer is Stacey–sharing Chanukah thoughts. And to find Stacey, yes–there will be cutting and pasting! Two Days after Chanukah ? By Stacey Agdern The day after Christmas is a holiday in it’s own. Two days after Christmas, people still have their lights up, even though their focus turns towards till New Years. But…

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Theresa is here today with musical thoughts

on December 16, 2015

Today’s guest writer for our December open house is Theresa. I would mention again that you’ll need to cut and paste to pop over to Theresa’s site, but that would be overkill… Deanna, thanks for the chance to join you on the blog! Hi, everyone—I’m Theresa Romain. I write historical romance, drink a lot of…

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Today we have Alexandra in the house

on December 15, 2015

Alexandra is our guest author today with a gift guide for and some goodies. Gifts for the Book Lover I’m delighted to be posting here today while Deanna if off on what is sure to be a glamorous and gorgeous December break. Since I blog…infrequently, it’s always fun to put together a special post. (Most…

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Heather is talking joy

on December 9, 2015

Today’s guest writer is Heather–pondering joy. As ever, use ye olde cut and paste for the sites Heather provided. “’Tis the season to be jolly!” But what, as I say to my students, does that even mean? I have a funny relationship with joy. I shy away from it; most of the time, I even…

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Rachel is talking movies

on December 1, 2015

In December I am turning the online journal over to guest writers. We are kicking off the month with a piece on holiday films from Rachel. Best and Worst Made-For-TV Christmas movies It’s that time of year again! From Hallowe’en through Christmas Day Lifetime and Hallmark provide us with the same three Christmas romance plots…

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