In Iceland the tradition is to give books 📚 on Christmas Eve. Then in evening, sit around reading and eating chocolate. My tradition is drink /s in parent’s local pubs then midnight mass. I would not mind adding reading and chocolate before that. Given my Mum finally finished Gone Girl after starting it about three years ago, not sure she will go for it.
I think, the types of books that would be good to read is books can dip in and out of and be interrupted to discuss the books and pass chocolates round.
https://alittlebutalot.com/2019/12/01/s4s-books-set-over-christmas/ challenged to think of 6 fireside reads. From my collection this is what I have gone for.
1. Homework sucks by Simon Mayo. This is a book I asked for one year because thought it would be good for reading when sat around over Christmas week. The book is based on feature from Simon Mayo’s old drivertime show where readers posed interesting questions for input from other listeners. So think by fire, could ask others opinions and educate with interesting facts.
2. Hunter Davis lists. This book is so beautiful, red hard back cover (see Instragram 360 for picture). It has a ribbon placemarker so that is handy when need to put book down to unwrap chocolates. I love Hunter Davis and read his newpaper articles, his autobiography, biographies, writing about Lake District (bought my Dad one of these for Christmas) and it seems I will even read his shopping 🛒 list.
Honestly though this is another book packed with interesting facts.
3. Why you should read children’s books even though you are old and wise by Katherine Rundell. Not read this one yet, but prepared to be enlightened.
4. Letters of note compiled by Shaun Usher. Again more interesting miscellany to dip into by the fire.
Then perhaps short story books would be good for Christmas Eve, fireside reading….
5. One perfect Christmas and other stories by Paige Toon.
6. The mammoth book of futuristic Romance by various authors.
Thank you for reading. What would you like to read by fireside?