Finding Holiday Fun (And a Few Books for You To Keep)

You should probably know that I get a little crazy at Christmas. And that includes my blogs.

But honestly, this time around, I was just going to add snow falling on my blog. Easy as filling up the old stocking! But the snow didn’t look quite right on the original background. So I thought, hmmmm. I’ll just change my blog background.

But then I saw this new template with customizable headers. I LOVE customizable headers! So I changed my whole blog and added the Christmas pic. Easy as stringing popcorn. Then, whilst checking over the merry old blog, I noticed that eeek! I hadn’t changed my books in FOREVER! So I added a few Christmas favorite reads.

Which brings me to finding a few good books for you to read. At the end of the year, all kinds of folks share their “Best of…” lists. So, instead of racing around from one spot to the next, why not check these links for a few good lists of award-winning books from 2010? Because honestly, in another month, you’ll have to catch up on award-winning books of 2011.

Here’s the 2010 list of Books to Share and Read from the New York Public Library (if you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere).

And here’s the link to the Parents’ Choice Award Winners (Fiction) but you can look around and find picture books and non-fiction, too.

Here’s the School Library Journal’s list of Best Books 2010, Fiction (also look for picture books and non-fiction).

And here’s the Kirkus Review’s list of Best Children’s Books as well as the Kirkus Review’s list of Best Books for Teens. 

I’ve got some seriously fine reading ahead of me. And I’ll get to it, soon. As soon as I finish hanging candy canes all over the house. (P.S. What’s YOUR favorite read from 2010? I’d love to hear all about it!)

8 thoughts on “Finding Holiday Fun (And a Few Books for You To Keep)

  1. Hey! I love the new holiday feel.

    I also love to mess with my blogs. What a fun idea. I think I’m too busy this year, cleaning and decorating the real house, to mess with the cyber house (I have a bunch of relatives coming in next week–eek), but next year….

  2. I should add that my relatives are coming from Alaska where there is real snow. If they get homesick during the 27 days they are staying (yes two seven, twenty-seven big ones, they will be here just one day shy of four whole weeks), I’ll just run them by your blog. 🙂

    • I thought there was some kind of law about relatives and length of stay. Something like “No relatives shall stay longer than three (3) consecutive days under the same roof without due cause. Due cause including natural disasters and/or the Zombie Apocalypse. Assuming that said natural disasters are actual disasters, ie. volcano eruptions as opposed to semi-disasters like a house falling from the sky per Wizard of Oz proportions.”

      That may just be a Hall Law. (Obviously, we’ve given relative visits QUITE a bit of thought. Good luck with yours!)

  3. Thanks for the lists!!! I haven’t touched my blog in *mumble, mumble* weeks so I think I’ll put some of these lists on my blog and link back to you! Took a run thru your award page. WHY do you not have the FIRST PLACE win in the MG/YA Fiction category at Fall Southern Breeze Conference listed???? Get with it missy!!!

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