Let It Snow

We have snow on the ground and very cold air that has dipped down from Canada, and the only thing to do with such weekend weather is stay at home in the warmth and READ!

So, I’ve already finished Orson Scott Card‘s Christmas book, Zanna’s Gift: A Life in Christmases. It was a sweet little book, with some important reminders about what is really important in life — family and love. I enjoy OSC’s work, especially the Ender’s series. And I have a special fascination for him because, although I’ve never met him, we must have crossed paths on numerous occasions! He lived in Orem, Utah for awhile, and so did I. He went to the University of Utah during the years my father was a professor there (did he take a class from my dad??). And when I read his work, I hear things that resonate deep inside my genetic-cultural roots.

As I read Zanna’s Gift, I recognized some of my own extended family. Perhaps that’s the way everyone feels when they read it — maybe it’s a universal feeling — but for me, as I read it, I pictured people and landscapes with warm familiarity.

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4 thoughts on “Let It Snow

  1. Chris

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed it Robin! I thought it was the perfect little Christmas book. My favorite that I’ve read so far this season. That’s so cool that y’all lived in the same town! I seriously wouldn’t doubt it if y’all had crossed paths. Enjoy your winter wonderland!

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  2. Bellezza

    I’m crazy about that painting of the woman in black! It’s SO me!!! I didn’t leave the house all weekend, not because of snow so much as laziness. Plus, I’m trying to finish Breaking Dawn of the Twilight series.

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  3. Robin

    Thanks, Chris. It’s definitely a winter wonderland here! We didn’t get a lot of snow, but everything is frozen…BRRR!

    Bellezza, I loved that painting when I saw it! It is SO me, too! How are you going to get yourself back to school this morning when you’re in the middle of the Twilight series????

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  4. Nymeth

    Both you are Chris are making me really want to read this book. It sounds like a really memorable story. And that’s so cool that you crossed paths with OSC!

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