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Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Friday: Green living.
17 December 2010
More Holiday Book Reviews
It's a collection of the dumb stuff people do around Christmas-- altercations with mall Santas, Nativity Scene thefts, burglary by people in Santa costumes, and other things that make the season bright. It wasn't bad, but not terribly funny, either. That is to say, I didn't laugh out loud, although I did snicker a few times.
This book is free on Amazon Kindle.
And now for the books I didn't finish.
I guessed by the title The Judge Who Stole Christmas what this book would be about, but I tried it anyway. I got as far as the judge ordering the live Nativity on the town courthouse lawn to stop and the man who was playing Joseph complaining, "I just can't believe that in the United States of America we can't even celebrate Christmas anymore," and I quit. I'm sure my ranting a few weeks ago already gave away how I feel about this, but I have no use for the "War on Christmas" people.
What's good about this book is that it's written by an actual lawyer, so the court scenes are probably more accurate than in some Christian novels. If you like legal thrillers or the War on Christmas, or both, this book may be for you.
My Christmas Wish I didn't get as far in. I didn't look at the cover before I started reading, or I might not have started at all, because that picture pretty much gives it away.
Chapter 1 is from her perspective. It's not so bad. Actually, even though I'm only mildly interested in romantic stories, I was thinking I could pick up some writing tips for my NaNo novel which is, in theory, a romantic comedy. (A Christian romantic comedy, so I'll be avoiding what happened next.)
Chapter 2 is from his perspective, and I got through one page before closing it. The steamy, über-descriptive romances are not my thing. At. All. I'll find another way to describe the romantic scenes in my NaNo novel that doesn't include filling my imagination with X-rated images.
If you are into romances that are extremely descriptive, and Christmas-themed to boot, you might enjoy this. It is also available for free in the Kindle version.
**If you don't have the Kindle, you are not alone; I don't have one, either. I do have Kindle for PC, which means I can get books at the Kindle price and read on my laptop.**