Sunday, November 7, 2010
The Sunday Salon: Thinking Holidays
Last week I started Christmas Is Murder by C.S. Challinor. I'm halfway through and not liking it so far. Maybe if I hang on longer it will improve. The novel doesn't have a holiday feel and none of the characters are people I would want to be snowbound with. Always a bad sign.
Can murder and Christmas ever be a good fit? Of course. One excellent example is Nutty As a Fruitcake by Mary Daheim. She skillfully wove the holiday spirit into the story line with an ax murderer on the loose.
Several years ago I read Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. I loved the cookie exchange in the book. This year I've decided to host my own. Have any of you hosted a cookie exchange before or attended one? If so I'd love to hear your ideas.
Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange. It's hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Take a look.
I'm also thinking about Book Blogger Holiday Swap. Right now I can't participate because I need 8 posts in the past two months. With a week left I think I can qualify. If you've followed my blog you know I fell off the blogger wagon over the summer. Some health, job and family issues took center stage.