Jan 23, 2021

For Such a Time as This

 Tim and I recently watched A Hidden Life, a film I hadn't heard about before Tim borrowed it from the library. It's based on the true story of Franz J├Ągerst├Ątter, an Austrian conscientious objector during WWII (and I just found out he was beatified in 2007!). It isn't a lighthearted watch but I highly recommend it! 

This quote at the end really stuck with me:

Jan 20, 2021

Christmas Book Accrual

 Just wanted to share the Christmas books we've added to our collection since this last post! Several of these I picked up last February from a local library's used bookstore (who knows if it'll ever re-open *sniff*), others were gifts, thrifted, or from other used bookstores. 

The Night Before Christmas illustrated by Tasha Tudor
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
An Orange for Frankie
Strega Nona's Gift
A Gift from Saint Nicholas by Carole Kismaric
On Christmas Eve by Margaret Wise Brown

The Crayons' Christmas
The Christmas Cat
Jolly Old Santa Claus- this I bought for the illustrations. Growing up we had Christmas placemats my mom bought at a drugstore with illustrations by George Hinke, some of which are in this book. My parents still have the placemats; they're definitely a family heirloom!
Christmas Cricket by Eve Bunting
Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

The Christmas Boot

The Night Before Christmas, illustrated by Tomie dePaola

The Story of the Three Wise Kings

The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher

The Spider's Gift

Apple Tree Christmas

Bambinelli Sunday 

The Real Mother Goose Book of Christmas Carols

Christmas With Little Women

A Country Christmas by Cynthia Rylant

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree

And added this year: 

The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas: An Austin Family Story by Madeline L'Engle (had a really difficult time tracking this one down for a not $$ price; the linked copy is the cheapest price I've seen yet!)

The Christmas Cupboard by Margo Hoff

Seek and Find: A Christmas Carol (Learned of this from my sister- such a cute book!)

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