Christmas?!? But it's only September!! Yes, but time goes so fast. Christmas is three months from today so I thought it would be great to post some past and future favorite Christmas titles. Every year I find wonderful blog posts about favorite Christmas titles...four days before Christmas and too late to do anything about it. So here is my list early so you can make your Advent reading plans in plenty of time. I encourage you to choose a book (or more) from this list or from your own favorites to treasure with your family this year. It is one of our most blessed traditions.
I remember one of my favorite books growing up was Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. Horton, the loveable elephant, is determined to save Whoville from extinction no matter what the cost to himself. In an effort to make themselves heard, all the Whos in Whoville cry from their roof tops, "We are here, We Are Here, WE ARE HERE!!!" The battle seems hopeless as those who only accept what they can see are determined to destroy an entire culture.
Today one of my library patrons passed an article on to me which relates the destruction of over a quarter of a million books by a Virginia library system. I told of another library who is required to do the same thing in a previous post. The Virginia library states budget cuts and moving toward a digital world as their reasons.