The Gift of the Magi

Today this book is having its 112 birthday. It was originally published on December 10, The Gift of the Magi1905. Isn’t that so so cool, well, I think so.

This is a short Christmas story by O.Henry. It, in the version I read, is only three pages long, so, it is a very quick read. I remember listening to a dramatized version of this a long time ago but this is my first time reading the story. Since it is Christmas time, it is the perfect time for me to read it.

If you need a short story about what true gift giving is all about, then this is the story you should read. It is about a young couple, who learn the meaning of giving.

Title: The Gift of the Magi

Author: O Henry

Reading Resolution 40: Read a book that was published before you were born.


Happy 4th of July

Happy Independence

Two hundred and forty one years ago, the USA declared her independence from England. Today, I am celebrating my country’s birthday. There will be an American flag proudly flying at my house today because I am proud to be an American. Happy Independence Day, America!

This weekend I went to see the Air Force’s Thunderbirds perform. Going to an air IMG_5017show has been a tradition for my siblings and I for a few years now. Next year we will be watching the Navy’s Blue Angels. My dad was in the Navy so I am a little bias when it comes to the Blue Angels vs. the Thunderbirds. But the Thunderbirds did some cool stunts this year, so I am happy.

So, back to the 4th of July.

Have a Happy Independence Day! God Bless you and God Bless America!

4th of July


Just a Few more Hours

Hey everyone, Keep Calm

Just a few more hours to enter into my giveaway for Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon. It ends tonight at midnight (eastern time). Spend the news and tell everyone you know. This is the last call.

Click here for the link to the giveaway: My Blog’s First Birthday

The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow.


Also, Haley over at Cover To Cover and Everything in Between announced yesterday that this is the last day to enter to win The Silent Songbird. Here is the link: Haley’s Giveaway

My Blog’s First Birthday

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I have been writing and posting reviews for one whole year now and I am excited to say I will keep reviewing books for all of you. I hope you enjoy reading my post and reviews. If you have suggestions for me feel free to comment.


I am holding a giveaway for Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon to celebrate my blog’s first birthday! Click here to enter the giveaway: a Rafflecopter giveaway.

And the winner is…Julie J. Congratulations, Julie! I will email you immediately.

Thank you to everyone else who entered to win this giveaway!!!

Also, my friend, Haley, over at Cover to Cover and Everything In Between started today as well. She is hosting a giveaway for a hard cover copy of The Silent Songbird. So, pop over to her page to enter that fun giveaway here.

Thank You for reading my blog!