Tag Archives: Christmas/Holidays

“Love conquers hatred”– Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

From the quiet at chez aztec, for all of who celebrate the birth of Christ, may his message be clear to you always:

Love conquers hatred–if you let it.

Open your heart and be happy.


Merry Christmas.

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May your Christmas be joyful!

25 Dec

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From all of us at casa aztec.

The Nine Lives of Christmas, by Sheila Roberts

2 Jan

It’s been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve posted one of these, but I seem to have found my misplaced reviewing mojo. As I was reading this novel, I kept writing notes for the review in my head. So here I am, back (though I’m afraid Ms Roberts would probably prefer I didn’t start out with her book).

The Nine Lives of Christmas, by Sheila Roberts

I mentioned at Karen’s blog that I got this book a couple of weeks ago from the always lovely Ms Faith. I’m quite glad of this for a couple of reasons (above and beyond the loveliness of the gesture). First, cost. At 214 pages, this reads more like a longish novella or category length romance than a whole novel, yet it’s out as a holiday hardback by St Martin’s Press. Youch!

The second has much more to do with the story itself.

This is a sweet holiday romance—there are two, perhaps three kisses total in it—ending in a happy for now with great potential for the future, a kind of ending I personally like quite a bit. Particularly when you consider that the story takes place in about a week total real time.

Here’s the cover jacket blurb: Continue reading

A day late…

27 Dec

Was taking a quick look at the blogs I follow and saw the immensely funny silent monks video over at the SmartBitches, which reminded me of this one–much more traditional, but oh so lovely!

And of course, this one:

For those who celebrate it, may your Christmas have been filled with joy and lovely memories.

Once again, with feeling…

10 Dec

For the past couple of months (or longer, I honestly can’t remember) I have been promising myself to get back online, to write reviews for the books I’ve read (or re-read) and to comment on a number of issues that have exercised my imagination (or elevated my blood pressure, as the case might be).

Yeah, so not successful there, as you can see by the cobwebs in the corners and the dust devils rolling around the place.



See, for all my good intentions I just haven’t had the energy, mental or otherwise, to do much more than exist–I’m working as many hours as I can get on the paid job, training for another job, knitting and crafting like a mad person

(shameless plug: go visit my etsy store! lots of pretty and warm things for you and your loved ones!)

so that by the end of the day, when my supposed ‘free time’ arrives, all I want to do is crawl into bed and crash for as long as the blasted alarm clock will let me.

However, being stubborn as a mule, I am determined to come back… starting in January (card carrying member of procrastinators R us right here), though I may manage something between now and then.

Just in case I don’t, have a happy and safe holiday season everyone, no matter what you celebrate, or whether you celebrate anything at all!

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