Book Lovers: Big Picture Storybooks

Mother always decorated the tree sparsely with a few precious ornaments that she had collected over the years.  The tree stood in the pale winter light coming in from the large picture window, the room slightly chilly but warmed by the smells of cinnamon toast and hot chocolate.  We had opened our presents the night… read more

Book Lovers: Holiday Romance

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, as long as you love me so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” —Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne Holiday romances, like holiday pop songs, are written specifically to capture holiday sentiments, but, when well written, capture the larger sentiments of… read more