Readukkah is back on for me! I got my copy of The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz last night.
The extended Gauthier family gave up massive present exchanging a few years back in favor of one of those gift swaps. They don't take much time, so we added various Christmas Day activities to fill in the time. Last year we had a poetry slam. This year I'm conducting a literary salon. I'll be reading a section from The Hogfather by Terry Pratchett. So, yeah, I'm reading that right now.
The Horn Book while it is still November-December. Doesn't the cover look Christmasy? The content hasn't been too Christmas-like yet.
Usually at this time of year I'm reading off the Cybils nomination lists. It helps me catch up with the books that were released recently and supports the Cybils. Since I'm going to be a second-round judge in January, I thought I'd stick to that for my Cybils reading this year, freeing me for seasonal reading.