Some days/nights seem made for fireside reading, curled up in a comfortable spot. Most of us have so many books to catch up with--stacks or shelves of inviting volumes. Books tend to grow up around us, seep into every nook and cranny, spark our imaginations, and offer release and relief from hard times.
It's the twenty-third day of December.
The Night Before Christmas ("A Visit from St. Nicholas") was first published in the Sentinel on this day in 1823. We also celebrate Festivas today. It's time for the Roman festival, Larentalia. Take a look at the reading selection for today.
"Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
"And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad."
- John Greenleaf Whittier
Selected reading for this day:
Enjoy your reading this day! It's almost Christmas... What are your holiday reading traditions?