Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Challenge: Holiday Songs Crossword

I hope everyone’s enjoying the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon. Welcome to the Holiday Songs Crossword Challenge. You can enter in a few ways: print it out and take a photo of your completed puzzle and post in on Instagram or Twitter (tag me @carolsnotebook); share your answers in the comments section; or …

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon

The Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon starts today and runs through November 30. That’s 12 days of reading holiday or winter themed books. Mine will probably mostly be mysteries. Nothing beats a good country house mystery where the party is snowed in for the holidays. If you want to join in, head over …

Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency by Daisy James

Christmas at the Cornish Confetti Agency, was a sweet, fun book to read with a cup of hot chocolate or my favorite coffee, cinnamon sugar cookie, which just returned to store shelves for the season. I love a good holiday romance and this one hit all the right notes. We …

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

I was looking for something shorter to end my October with and decided I couldn’t go wrong with a Sherlock Holmes story. I’m sure I’ve read A Study in Scarlet at some time in the past, but didn’t remember much about it. It’s the first of the Holmes stories, the …

The Forger and the Thief by Kirsten McKenzie

The setting of The Forger and the Thief is fascinating in and of itself. In 1966 Florence was hit with the most devastating flood in centuries, and as a result 101people died and countless works of art and literature were destroyed. Five strangers are in Florence, each for their own …