Archive for December 2012

Santa's Vacation Reading List

Santa's Vacation Reading List
Christmas is in the books. Done. Over. Santa’s somewhere on a beach, kicking back with a Mai Tai and a big ‘ol stack of books. Dude’s going to chill out. Here’s what he’s reading this year:     Merry Christmas, Alex Cross It’s Alex Cross, people. If anyone is going to save the day and... Read more »

Reading for the Almost Apocalypse

Reading for the Almost Apocalypse
Heh. What a cheery title! We’ve all woken up to a brand new day, sans Mayan predictions of doom and gloom. You are going to have to finish that Christmas shopping after all. Bummer. At least I can feel smug about buying my turkey yesterday. Told the cashier I was living on the optimistic edge.... Read more »

Read to Your Kids, Dammit

Read to Your Kids, Dammit
I thought I had gotten over the initial shock of Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut. I got busy making cookies in the kitchen, enjoying one of my children’s holiday concerts, going for a run … all the things I would normally do. And … then I saw that photo tonight of President Obama hugging and smiling... Read more »
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Gifts and Gore: Two Alternative Christmas Stories

Gifts and Gore: Two Alternative Christmas Stories
Looking for something to read other than “The Christmas Box” or “Skipping Christmas?” Here are two alternatives that are fabulous but as different from each other as JFK and Johnny Rotten—”A Secret Gift” and “Unholy Night.” A Secret Gift (Ted Gup): Six or seven years ago I came across Ted Gup’s brilliant “Book of Honor,”... Read more »

Read That? Now Read This: Gillian Flynn

Read That? Now Read This: Gillian Flynn
The best part of discovering an author you love? Finding out he or she wrote other books. I am almost embarrassed to admit it, but until “Gone Girl” came along, I had yet to hear of Gillian Flynn. So when I, like thousands upon thousands of others read the “it” book of the summer, found... Read more »

LitzyDitz's Besties for 2012

LitzyDitz's Besties for 2012
I always face the end of year with trepidation. Will I get my Christmas cards done? (Answer: No.) Should I get the mint M&Ms even though I will suck back the entire bag and get a stomachache (Answer: Yes.) Will I have read anything on the year-end “Best Of” book lists? (Answer: Meh.) Everyone’s got... Read more »
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Welcome to LitzyDitz

“Hello, my name is Kelly and I am a bookaholic.” Well, I guess it depends on your definition of a person with a dependency on books. I’m not quite crazy cat lady (though I do have a kitty posse of two) and I’m not a librarian. In fact, I find myself with less time to... Read more »