Monday, November 21, 2011
Sharing the Joy 2011...Kicks Off Friday!
It's my favorite time of year again! Time for us to share the joy of what Christmas is about. It's not just the presents and what people deem to be the commercial side of things. If we can look past all that, we can recognize the truth of giving, sharing friendship, the love of our families and spending time with them and all the fun that goes along with it. The sites and sounds of Christmas. And you don't have to be rich or spend a lot of money to enjoy it. There's free holiday music on the radio and on the online stations and there are plenty of free Christmas light displays in our local neighborhoods to marvel at. Oh, the look in childrens' eyes when they see them! Sharing the Joy here on The Christmas Spirit is my small way of spreading that joy around a little more and I really hope you enjoy it this year!
To kick-off, on Friday I will have Melissa Ann Goodwin, author of the new middle grade novel, The Christmas Village, as a guest and we have an extra special something planned. Melissa's book just came out in October and it is a lovely book to share with the family (read my REVIEW). So, from this Friday, November 25 through Monday morning, November 28, she will donate $1.75 for every paperback copy and 50 cents for every Kindle copy of her book sold during the weekend to a charity! And guess what the best part is? You get to choose the charity she will donate too! There is a little poll located toward the top of the right sidebar. Please vote for the charity to which Melissa will donate. A big thanks to Melissa for doing this! Giving back at Christmas rocks!
What else is in store this year? Giveaways, guest posts, book reviews, movie reviews, recipes, poems, literature, music, crafts...if it's Christmas, it will be here! Also, I'll be doing Christmas Around the World posts to share Christmas traditions and customs of foreign countries.
I invite any authors or bloggers out there who love Christmas to contribute a guest post, if you would like. It can be anything Christmasy...a story, poem, top ten lists, favorite things, share pics of your Christmas decor (hey, I'm going to this year) etc., etc. If you think you would like to contribute, just drop me an email at truebookaddictATgmailDOTcom.
And, of course, don't forget The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge, which started today. You can still sign-up and participate...it runs all the way through January 6, 2012 (Epiphany/Twelfth Night). Find out the details and sign-up HERE.
So looking forward to this, as always! Hope you are too!
Always in spirit....