[bksvol-discuss] Re: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Christmas Books

I don't know if there are any, or if there are any
people on this list who would read them if there were,
but are Chanukah books going to be included too? :-)

Cindy

--- Gerald Hovas <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Grace,
> 
> Perhaps you want two categories, or possibly even
> three:
> 
> * a category for Christmas books
> * a category for books which happen to take place at
> Christmas
> * a category where you are unable to determine which
> of the first two the
> book belongs
> 
> If Jake has the capability to delete a book from a
> category, then maybe you
> want to handle it this way and use the third
> category.
> 
> It's easiest to just lump them all together and not
> worry about it, though.
> 
> This issue is actually similar to something I
> brought up with my wife.  Is
> "It's a Wonderful Life" really a Christmas movie? 
> She associates it with
> Christmas because it's on TV almost every year
> around Christmas time.  My
> question to her is "why is it a Christmas movie
> since it only contains
> around ten to fifteen minutes at most which occur
> around Christmas while the
> rest of the movie takes place at other times during
> the year?"  She still
> insists that it is a Christmas movie because it has
> Christmas in it.  I
> still happen to think people wouldn't associate it
> at Christmas at all if it
> weren't for the final scene which occurs at
> Christmas time since that scene
> leaves them thinking of Christmas when the movie is
> over.
> 
> My point is that if you try to break them down into
> two categories or leave
> some books out of a single category like a
> mystery/thriller series which
> happens to include a book or two that take place
> entirely around Christmas,
> then someone else will have a different opinion and
> wonder about the
> decision to do it this way.  There's really noe
> correct way, so do it
> however you like.
> 
> Gerald
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of Silvara
> Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 9:03 AM
> To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: [bookshare-discuss]
> Re: Christmas Books
> 
> 
> Hi all:
> 
> After I started this little project I begin to have
> some questions.
> 1. Do we put all books that take place around
> Christmas time?
> 2. Do we include all genres? (IE) Mysteries,
> romance, fantasy, etc?
> Also I noticed that some books have Christmas in the
> title but no synopsis.
> So I can't verify that takes place around Christmas.
> Do we include those?
> So if I am to proceed with this I need some feed
> back from you guys.
> Remember as long as Jake keeps his site up, next
> year we will already have
> Christmas category all compiled. We can think of it
> as another step toward
> improving the bookshare community.
> 
> Grace
> 
> PS. I already added Shepherd's abiding to the list.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerald Hovas" <geraldhovas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 1:04 AM
> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Christmas Books
> 
> 
> > Grace,
> >
> > If you're going to include books like Deck the
> Halls from Mary Higgins
> > Clark
> > and Carol Higgins Clark, then consider adding
> Visions of Sugar Plums by
> > Janet Evanovich.  It's one of her Stephanie Plum
> novels which happens to
> > have a Christmas theme.  A toymaker by the name of
> Sandy Claws is in
> > violation of his bond agreement, and bounty hunter
> Stephanie Plum spends
> > her
> > Christmas trying to bring him in.  As you can see,
> it's a bit whacky, but
> > then all of the books in this series are.
> >
> > One of the J. D. Robb books also occurs at
> Christmas.  In Holiday in
> > Death,
> > someone is going around killing people dressed as
> Santa Claus.  Eve Dallas
> > must stop him before he commits the twelve murders
> of Christmas.
> >
> > There's also a short story collection called
> Silent Night which has a
> > Christmas theme.  It contains four short stories
> which are all supposedly
> > mysteries which take place at Christmas time.  The
> only one without a
> > holiday title happens to be the one by J. D. Robb,
> but it happens to be
> > the
> > only one I read, and it does take place at
> Christmas.
> >
> > Whether or not you include the titles above,
> Shepherds Abiding by Jan
> > Karon
> > needs adding to the list if it's not already
> there.
> >
> > Gerald
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Friday, December 02, 2005 10:12 PM
> > To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Giovanni's Light
> >
> >
> > Also don't forget
> >
> > "He Sees You When You are Sleeping and
> >
> > the other Christmas books by the Clarks.
> >
> > I have Deck the Halls scanned and will submit it,
> not sure when.
> >
> > Angels in the Snow is a cute one, I liked it,
> >
> >
> > Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
> > juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
> > Graduate Advisory Council
> > www.guidedogs.com
> >
> > The vision must be followed by the venture. It is
> not enough to
> > stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.
> >
> >      -- Vance Havner
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Silvara" <silvara@xxxxxxx>
> > To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:04 PM
> > Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Giovanni's Light
> >
> >
> > Stacey:
> >
> > Donna posted these a few weeks ago.
> > Also someone mentioned something about angels in
> the snow. Not quite sure
> > of
> > the title.
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> >  For those interested, just thought I'd post a
> listing of a few of the
> > Xmas
> > books in the bookshare collection that I know of
> that don't have Christmas
> > in the title:
> > Miracle, by Connie Willis. A really fun collection
> of Christmas short
> > stories.
> > Angel's Roost, romance novel involving an angel.
> Begins at Thanksgiving
> > and
> > goes through New Years.
> > Last Noel,Haven't read it but it sounded good when
> NPR reviewed it.
> > Shepherd's Abiding by Jan karon. Part of the
> Mitford series, Father Tim
> > takes on the project of fixing up an old nativity
> set.
> >  These are just a few that I have come across. If
> I come up with more I'll
> > post them.
> > Happy reading,
> > Donna
> >
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Stacey Robinson"
> <stacey.robinson1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 5:28 PM
> > Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Giovanni's Light
> >
> >
> >> Hi Sue,
> >> Thanks so much.
> >> It sure would be nice if there were a section for
> Christmas books.
> >> Stacey and Amigo
> >>
> >>
> >> stacey.robinson1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
> >> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 3:52 PM
> >> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Giovanni's Light
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Hi Stacey,
> >>>
> >>> I just typed Christmas in the simple search and
> got 84.  However, that
> >>> is
> >>> only the ones that have the word in the title. 
> Except there is an
> >>> author
> >>> named Christmas Carol Kaufman so a book by her
> was in that list.
> >>>
> >>> hth,
> >>>
> >>> Sue S.
> >>>
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "Stacey Robinson"
> <stacey.robinson1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 3:06 PM
> >>> Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Giovanni's
> Light
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> > Hi Mike and all,
> >>> > I'm currently reading Light from Heaven by Jan
> Karon, but I'd like to
> >>> search
> >>> > for Christmas books on bookshare.  What is the
> best way to bring up
> >>> > Christmas books?  Maybe there could be a
> special section on the site
> >> just
> >>> > for Christmas books.  Any tips are greatly
> appreciated.
> >>> > Stacey and Amigo
> >>> >
> >>> > stacey.robinson1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >>> > ----- Original Message -----
> >>> > From: "Mike Pietruk" <pietruk@xxxxxxxxx>
> >>> > To: <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >>> > Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 12:42 PM
> >>> > Subject: [bookshare-discuss] Re: Giovanni's
> Light
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > > Glad you enjoyed the story, Sue.  From what
> I recall, there was a
> >>> comment
> >>> > > on the book jacket something to the effect
> of Giovanni's Light being
> >>> > > a
> >>> > > modern day Miracle on 34th Street.
> >>> > > I don't know if I would necessarily go that
> far, but time will tell
> >>> > > if
> >>> the
> >>> > > book establishes such Christmas
> significance.
> >>> > >
> >>> > > While talking about Christmas books, let me
> mention to listers that
> >>> > > my
> >>> > > submission of "The Christmas Scrapbook" by
> Philip Gulley has been
> >>> recently
> >>> > > added to the collection.
> >>> > > This is the latest book in Philip Gulley's
> Harmony series.
> >>> > > This time around, Pastor Sam decides that he
> is going to make his
> >>> > > wife
> >>> > > Barbara a special gift.
> >>> > > So he enrolls in a scrapbooking collection,
> and the comedy begins.
> >>> > > All sorts of complications arise, and the
> suspicions and conjectures
> >> of
> >>> > > the townspeople and Barbara fly wild.
> >>> > >
> >>> > >
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