Fear in Writing: My holiday reading

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

My holiday reading

I am making my holiday book stack.  I have some pretty exciting reads to keep with me over the holidays.  Here they are in no particular order:

1. The Given Day by Dennis Lehane.

2. The Victoria Vanishes by Christopher Fowler.

3. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

4.  Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny.

Oh, man!  It's going to be a good Christmas even if no presents arrive for me.  I am ready to read!  What are you reading and what are you most excited about this holiday season?


  1. First, first, first--CasaStar by our own Alex J. Cavanaugh (something always interrupts me, rain,snow and ice, mostly)
    After that some fun reads (ha ha kind)I haven't chosen yet. And of course, the great-grandson.

  2. I'm most excited because I totally nailed everybody's gifts this year. Can't wait to see there faces!!! :)

  3. Michele - It looks as though you've got a great haul there! I am very eager to see what you think of the Lehane and the Penny.

  4. The Name of the Rose is a great book. I read it many years ago. I was disappointed when I saw the movie. It wasn't even close to catching the complexity of the book. Once when I was in Austria, I went to Melk to see the Benedictin monastry where the young monk Adso from Melk in the book came from. Very interesting, maybe I'll write a blog post about it some time >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  5. I read Mary's comment - that's awesome!
    I'm always excited to see my wife open her gifts Christmas morning.

  6. I have so much reading to catch up on. I'm ashamed. Hopefully I can get some done.

  7. I love all your answers! This year will be a big Christmas for my kids so I'm excited about that. And seeing my sister! It's been sooooo long.

  8. Sounds like a great time. I think I'll check one or two out myself.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  9. I've been meaning to read The Name of the Rose for ages. Let us know what you think of it.


  10. I have The First Excellence by Donna Carrick
    Three Scoops is a Blast by Alex Carrick
    The Doctor, Plutocrat and Mendacious Minister by Glyn Pope, all waiting to be read...yes a good Christmas indeed.

    Enjoy yours!