Monthly Archives: December 2013

10 of the Best Holiday Books You Probably Haven’t Read


For many of us, December is the month of trotting out old classics: traditions, recipes, that one silver plate that’s been in the family for generations. Of course, it’s a time of classic holiday reading, too, so if you’re both the bookish and the celebratory type, A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! are likely to be laying about, cookie crumbs mashed into the creases of your favorite pages, hot chocolate rings on the back. But what about the holiday books that don’t get quite as much love? This year, if you find you’ve gone over The Night Before Christmas one too many times, try swapping in one of these excellent and under-appreciated choices, which we bet only the jolliest among you will have read.

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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

~  Charles William Eliot

“Books are the …

Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words – A Mini-Thesaurus for Writers

Synonyms for 95 Commonly Used Words – A Mini-Thesaurus for Writers

Synonyms for words that we writers use much too frequently. Visit the Writers Write link to view all 95. 

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