Saturday, December 2, 2017

Book Blogger Hop December 1st - December 7th: Radium-231 has a Half-Life of Just Over a Minute and a Half

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Billy asks: What is your favourite Christmas-themed read?

My favorite Christmas-themed read is J.R.R. Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas. Like most children, Tolkien's children wrote letters to Father Christmas (or as most Americans would know the character, Santa Claus). The only difference for Tolkien's children is that Father Christmas wrote back, sending letters complete with stories about what he had been up to during the year, color illustrations, and a cast of characters that included a somewhat clumsy polar bear and evil elves. Letters from Father Christmas is a compilation that includes all of the letters, as well as commentary putting them into context. The letters are funny, beautiful, and touching. The whole book amounts to an extended love letter from a father to his children using a figure of modern folklore as the focus. I read it every year.

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  1. I haven't read Letters from Father Christmas. I will have to check it out!