My Book Shelf: A Christmas to Remember by Thomas Kinkade

I just recently finished A Christmas to Remember by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer. The sad part....I've probably had the book for at least 1-1/2 to 2 years before actually picking it up and reading it. A short time ago, it just happened to work out where I was able to dedicate at least a half hour to an hour of time during the day to pick it up and read it.

As some might say, "back in the day" I used to read books as if they were nutrition and I would starve if I didn't read at least one or two books a week. I loved reading. Then came college and I was "forced" to read. It made the reading experience not so enjoyable and it was during this time that I lost my interest in reading for pleasure. Then life took over and well, I just couldn't find the time. Hence the reasons why it took so long to read this book.

I purchased it because it did look interesting and I am a fan of Thomas Kinkade paintings -so beautiful, so serene. The book was just as beautiful and by "beautiful" I mean...what's the word...nostalgic? I love winter (yes, I know I'm crazy) and I love Christmas (as I'm sure most of us do -especially if you remove the bad parts and focus on the good parts). If you let yourself and open up to the story you can almost feel a part of the tiny town and there are many elements in the story of that nostalgic feeling of Christmases' past. It definately leaves a warm feeling in your heart.

It is one book in a series of I think about 10 other books written in storylines of different characters/visitors of the seaside hamlet of Cape Light. The next book I picked up in the series was A Christmas Visitor and I'm reading that now. I hope to have that done before Christmas. Wish me luck.

By the way -should my sister in law be reading this...yes, I still have the book you gave me (oh, probably 3 years ago?!) and I will get to reading it (someday). But I certainly understand why you haven't lent me any other books since. :-)

It is because I spend so much time designing jewelry and running my business that I felt the need to take a step back and try to enjoy other facets of life (and to try and not be consumed by my beads!). This past weekend I went shopping with a good friend and she happened to ask me about my other projects (the basket weave crochet blanket and the chair reupholstering) and to date the status of both is -I've done nothing. See. I have great ideas and I would really love to do these...I just get side tracked or forget about them or well, everyday life takes over.

So as we approach the holidays I do have some time off and although I will be baking, it is my goal to try and complete these or at least pick them back up again. Stay tuned for updates.

1 comment

The Beading Gem said...

I so can relate with you! I have piles of unread books, undone craft projects let alone all the jewelry ideas I want to do. I vote for 48 hr days!