Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Visit to the Buttercupland Fair...Let's Read

Tonight is our last visit to the Buttercupland Fair. Chanukah has passed and somewhat amazingly, Christmas is less than two weeks away. But I couldn't do a fair without selections from the very talented authors in Buttercupland.

A perfect choice -- to give or keep -- is "A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts," written by a dear friend, the very gifted Terra, and a group of equally talented bloggers.

The book is subtitled "...Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday." It's a great mix of inspirational and practical, with lots of wonderful holiday ideas and stories. I love books and love to give them as gifts and this is one that makes a great choice for almost anyone on your gift list.

A second recommendation is "Can I Get There from Here?"  I met the author, Rusty Williams this summer at the Spinal Cord Tumor conference I attended, and am I a lucky woman! Rusty is funny, faithful and thoughtful, a rare combination, and "Can I Get There from Here?" is also funny, faithful and thoughtful. A retired police officer and a Reverend, Rusty brings terrific insight into the questions we often ponder about life. It's often difficult to find a book for men, but this is a great choice for the men in your life.

I hope you've enjoyed the time we spent at the Buttercupland Fair. Now it's time for Buttercup to finish her shopping -- two more gifts to order -- do some wrapping and work on my cards. The cards arrived this afternoon and I was happy to see the template I chose in Shutterfly's advertising on the subway tonight.

It's cold but clear and I got out today for my mile of walking, which felt so good. The only thing missing from my day was a cup of hot chocolate, but I'm going to fix that tomorrow.

As always thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself. Merry and happy wishes!  


Terra said...

Hey sweetie, thank you for featuring my book here, as a suggested gift. It was a joy to write. Rusty's book looks like one I would like too.


Look like interesting books.

Lynn said...

these titles are on my list ;-) thanks I enjoy reading suggestions from others.

Theresa said...

Adding these to my list:) My Niece has been there all week and having a wonderful time in your City! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Nellie said...

You have some good suggestions, Buttercup. It sounds like you are organized and ready for the days ahead! Enjoy!

Kerin said...

Sounds like great reading!!

Glad that you could get out and get your walk in.
You are more diligent than I; it's been in the negatives here, and I dare not brave the cold.

Warm wishes..