Last night, after making endless to-do lists, I decided to go to bed, rather than look up recipes for Christmas cookies. I was humming the Grinch song (which has the best insults), rather than one of my favorite Christmas songs (which are more in line with the spirit of the season). I took it as a sign; it’s time to step back.
I’m sorry I won’t be posting about Being Mortal, the December book for Doing Dewey’s nonfiction book club or about Emma (current readalong hosted by Dolce Bellezza). I have read both books, but I simply don’t have time to write reviews that would do them justice.
I’ll be back in early January with an introduction to Saša Stanišic and his How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, the first book for my Twelve Germans in 2016 project. I’ll also have an idea of what to read for Lori’s Reading New England challenge and what to watch for CJ’s Back to the Movie challenge. Hopefully, I’ll also have reviews of the excellent books I am currently reading: Sweetland, Landfalls, and Resurrection Science.
For now, though, I will take a break. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate that, then I wish you all the joy and peace the holiday season can bring. Let’s hope that 2016 will see less unrest than this year.