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Offline kisala9906

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Looking for a Christmas book
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:16:19 pm »
I need a good Christmas book to read but pleaseeee no romance!

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 02:42:29 pm »
    Hogfather - Terry Pratchett

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #2 on: December 19, 2012, 03:10:52 pm »
    - a modern twist on Scrooge.

    - if you like Southern fiction.

    - if you like historical mysteries.


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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #3 on: December 19, 2012, 04:09:09 pm »
    I have read Skipping Christmas and is still one of my favorite books! Thank you both for the suggestions going to go look at them now. :)

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012, 04:11:36 pm »
    Hogfather - Terry Pratchett

    This looks awesome but I see that it is number 20 in a series. Will I be missing anything reading this before the others?

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 06:30:46 pm »
    There was an article in today's Washington post about just this thing: Twelve Books of Christmas

    Seems to cover all genres. . . .
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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 06:11:53 am »
    Thanks for the link, Ann. Nice that they hit so many genres.

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 10:11:47 am »
    I can recommend a few...

    The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
    A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid, with two sequels - Christmas with Tucker and A Christmas Home.

    No spoilers, but I will say that the dog stories end well - these are nice Christmas stories, not heart-wrenching animal tales... (tho must admit the last one is next up on my TBR list, so I can't say for certain on that one)


    "It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end" - Ursula K. Le Guin

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #8 on: December 20, 2012, 10:13:41 am »
    There was an article in today's Washington post about just this thing: Twelve Books of Christmas

    Seems to cover all genres. . . .

    Perfect!! Thank you! :)

    I am not a huge fan of dog books because, well I am not a huge fan of dogs. I don't not like them or anything but I am just not a lover if that makes sense.

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    Re: Looking for a Christmas book
    « Reply #9 on: December 20, 2012, 12:07:51 pm »
    This looks awesome but I see that it is number 20 in a series. Will I be missing anything reading this before the others?

    kisala - you don't need to read the Discworld books in order, and will probably enjoy Hogfather as a stand alone. If you do, then you'll probably want to go back and read them in order from the beginning. Many characters (including the stars of Hogfather) are introduced in earlier books and are developed as the series progresses.

    I devour them over and over...

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