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Get Fired Up!

Earlier today I stopped in at my friend Karen’s place to pick up two autographed copies of her most recent novel, Summer of Fire. I have two teenage nieces that we’ll be seeing on Christmas Eve and wanted to have a gift for each of them. I immediately knew I’d give them each a copy of Karen’s most recent Young Adult novel. Books are one of my favourite gifts, whether to receive or to give. When I picked up the books Karen and I chatted for a while and then I returned home to wrap up the books. I knew Karen had already personalized and signed the books for me but it wasn’t until I arrived home that I saw what she wrote. It was so perfect and, as is apt for such a wordsmith, there is a double entendre in what she wrote, “Get fired up about reading!”

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Here’s to getting fired up this Christmas season. May you and yours enjoy a Christmas that is filled with love, laughter, and special moments. Be sure to capture those moments with your camera too!

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The Garden Ms. S - December 23, 2009 - 4:12 pm

Diane, the very best to you too this holiday season. May your heart be filled with peace and love!

Gayle - December 23, 2009 - 8:40 pm

Thank you, Diane. I wish you wonderful love-filled holidays!

sherri - December 23, 2009 - 11:07 pm

Books are some of my most valued possessions. Are we surprised?:-) Very nice, Diane.

Marcie - December 24, 2009 - 8:09 am

Wishing you and yours all the best. May your holidays be filled with laughter and light!!!

Toffeeapple - December 25, 2009 - 5:50 am

Wishing you a wonderful Christmastide Diane.

Shelli - December 27, 2009 - 8:55 pm

Books are my favorite gift to give and get too. I hope your Christmas was wonderful, Diane.

Candace - December 27, 2009 - 10:50 pm

I absolutely love books, too. Happy holidays to you and your family, Diane. Hope your Christmas was great and that 2010 brings you everything you want…and more.

Toni - January 2, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Books make an excellent gift. I gave myself a book and received three as gifts – awesome! Hope you had a great Christmas, Diane.