Breaking from the reading slump isn't easy. You get a little lazy and other hobbies take over and your books sit unread. I am not sure if everyone has these slumps, but at my house they are often. This time: visiting with family and friends, decorating for the holidays, crafting Christmas gifts, and being a mom all came before reading. I did manage to finish several Christmas gift projects, start on my holiday shopping, and I even found some fun new winter recipes to cook for my family.
I don’t want you to think I haven’t read at all! I took out some holiday/winter books to share with Lil Guy including by Lois Ehlert’s Snowballs, a fun DK Christmas Touch and Feel book, and My First Chanukah by Tomie dePaola. These three books are read several times a day with a few others (reviews soon, I promise!) and placed in a Christmas Basket near our fireplace.
Personally I have always enjoyed reading holiday books. I love holiday romances or children’s books with holiday settings. There is something about holiday books that make you feel a special connection. Knowing that others celebrate with their families, hearing about a little Christmas magic, or connecting to the ancient stories that we still celebrate today, these stories just make me feel good. This December, I hope to highlight some of my favorites and I can’t wait to read from others about their favorite holiday books and traditions.
So, I am ready to break the reading slump with holiday reading and other books. I welcome the snow, long winter’s nights, and books that inspire imagination and keep me feeling warm inside.