Waiting on Wednesday: October 26

October 26, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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christmas-days-12-stories-and-12-feasts-for-12-daysChristmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

by Jeanette Winterson

Series: None

Genre: Holiday Short Stories

Publication date: December 6

Synopsis: For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of her own Christmas memories. These tales give the reader a portal into the spirit of the season, where time slows down and magic starts to happen. From trees with mysterious powers to a tinsel baby that talks, philosophical fairies to flying dogs, a haunted house and a disappearing train, Winterson’s innovative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. Perfect for reading by the fire with loved ones, or while traveling home for the holidays. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic courtesy of one of our most fearless and accomplished writers.

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I love holiday and Christmas stories.
  • “Philosophical fairies, tinsel baby that talks, flying dogs . . .” Sounds like some fantasy in these stories!
  • I like finding new Christmas stories.

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