Friday, December 18, 2015

#ChristmasTreats Blog Hop

Giveaway has ended, BARBARA STOKER is our winner!
Happy Holidays


I did this same hop last year (Celebrate the Season) and my husband surprised me on Christmas morning with books from my hop wish list! Let’s keep our fingers crossed, eh?

My all-time favorite #ChristmasTreats - after books - is Chocolatey Stars. I don't know why they aren't sold all year. But they're not. And I don’t know if these are sold nationwide, or globally, or if they are a local treat. Also, I don't know why these shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nonpareils makes me so happy but they do. They really, really do.

What I am sure of is my favorite holiday special is Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. It's a treat for my heart every season. I saw it the very first time when it first aired in 1978. It was my third Christmas. I was two; and I sobbed because Big Bird got lost. It is still, thirty-seven Christmas’s later, my favorite. I have it on VHS tape and on DVD. Then last year my mom gifted it to me in hardback.


My bookish, nerdy heart soared.

It’s not just the entire special, verbatim, with beautiful illustrations, but the sheet music for the original songs written by Carol Hall, Sam Pottle and David Axelrod are included in the back pages. Our Christmas tree is set up beside my desk and on my desk, next to my tree, on a wrought iron stand is that very special book.

That's what this season is about - sharing treats for the belly, the heart and the soul with our loved ones. If you think about it, that's the basis of every family’s favorite holiday traditions. And keeping in last year’s tradition – I’ve listed some of the books I’d like to read and I've left the last spot vacant.


Suggest a book for me in the comments below and a randomly chosen winner will get the following eBook of their choice:

Fated Souls; Fated Hearts (new since last year);
Goddess of the Hunt; or The Czech Deception (releases 12/28).

Don't forget to keep Christmas with you all through the year! - Becky

What are our favorite Christmas Treats? Books, of course! Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays!






17 comments:

  1. love Christmas In New York anthology by Gracen, Blout, Moon and Barnett

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  2. Hum I recommended Fear University by Meg Collett
    Thanks for the chance!

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  3. Deadline by Sandra Brown. Or, a great book that I loved was The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, #1) by Jacqueline West. :)

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  4. I recommend some of my favorite Christmas reads: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden, and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

    koukkunokka@anvianet.fi

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  5. I'm reading Even Vampires Get The Blues by Sandra Hill.

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  6. Extreme Exposure, the first book in Pamela Clare's I-Team series. I read it late last year and marathoned the rest of the series soon after. Fantastic romantic suspense.

    For feel-good warm fuzzies, try Sustained by Emma Chase. It's pretty sweet, with the hero falling in love with the heroine's recently orphaned niblings as he falls for her.

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  7. All these sound great! My TBR pile runneth over :)

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  8. a Christmas carol

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  9. I recommend a couple that are series but amazing
    Dragon kin series by g.a Aiken / Shelly Laurenston
    Dragon guard series by Julia Lake Mills
    The cowbears series by LIV BRYWOOD
    And Texas series by cythina d'Alba
    Thanks for the chance
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS 💚

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  10. I'd suggest reading Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, which starts with Magic Bites.

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  11. The October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, the Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers series by John Sandford and the In Death series by J.D. Robb.

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  12. Just started reading Mills & Boon: Marriage & Mistletoe by Patricia Thayer & Donna Alward. I asked Santa for The Silenced & Waking The Dead by Heather Graham as well. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!:)
    akdalton@ymail.com

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  13. Just started reading Mills & Boon: Marriage & Mistletoe by Patricia Thayer & Donna Alward. I asked Santa for The Silenced & Waking The Dead by Heather Graham as well. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!:)
    akdalton@ymail.com

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