21 December 2008

Sunday Salon #36 - Sunday 21 December

Today it feels like we are galloping towards Christmas.
Did you know that NORAD tracks Santa on Christmas Eve?

Here down under today is also the Summer Solstice - the "longest day" of the year, which feels a bit strange as we really haven't had much warmer weather so far.

It is also apparently St. Thomas' Day. Apparently traditionally in England the poor went from door-to-door begging, collecting food stuffs for the coming Christmas feast. Dove Grey Reader wrote about this custom today.

We finished our Christmas shopping yesterday and today I've been wrapping the gifts - virtually all books, so the wrapping is pretty easy.

This week's posts:
18 people participated in the poll, and basically proved for me that many who visit here are dedicated readers.
more than 15 hours a week : 6
10-15 hours: 8
5-9 hours: 2
less than 5 hours: 2
That's my last poll for the year. If you have taken part in any of them, thank you. I'll run some more in 2009.

Breaking News
Currently Reading
  • now - THE PRIVATE PATIENT, P.D. James
  • sometime soon - THE 19TH WIFE, David Ebershoff
  • also listening to - CORDUROY MANSIONS, Alexander McCall Smith, ready for ch. 70
  • in the car - SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS, Matthew Reilly


Yvonne said...

A very merry Christmas to you and your family, Kerrie!

Marg said...

I have watched Norad tracking Santa for a number of years now. Google Earth also track Santa - or at least they did last year, and I see no reason why they won't this year!

Eva said...

I love how easy it is to wrap books too! :)


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