How To Make a Book Tree {Plus a Giveaway!}

December 9th, 2016

When life gives you books . . . make a book tree! We certainly aren’t in short supply of books, and we’re not complaining. During the Christmas season, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a tree of books we’ve campaigned during the last few years. Thanks to all the authors who helped make our book tree possible, and even more so, giving us the gift of story!

Here’s a look at our tree!

Enter the giveaway widget below for the chance to win a surprise set of books!

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Shelley Shepard Gray’s Holiday Favorites

November 2nd, 2016

We’ve turned another page in our calendars and can’t believe how quickly the holidays are approaching! Shelley Shepard Gray joins us today to share some of her holiday favorites and the inspiration behind A Sister’s Wish. Plus, enter to win her book pack giveaway of books three and four in the Charmed Amish Life series, A Sister’s Wish and An Amish Family Christmas. Hurry, giveaway ends November 4! Click here to learn more and enter. 

Shelley Shepard Gray’s Holiday Favorites

Which holiday is your favorite?  

My favorite is Christmas! I’ve always decorated the whole house with Christmas houses, all kinds of little figurines, and a really big tree. I bake a lot of Christmas cookies and give them to people, which is so much fun. Now, Christmas means that my kids will be coming home, so it’s even more special.

What is your favorite holiday tradition? When and how did it begin?

We watch a movie after the… read more »

Cynthia Ruchti’s Christmas Favorites & Holiday Music Mix

December 9th, 2015

From traditions to treats, Cynthia Ruchti shares some of her Christmas favorites! Keep reading to get a glimpse at Christmas in the Ruchti household and listen to Cynthia’s holiday music playlist below. Don’t forget to grab a copy of Cynthia’s novella, An Endless Christmas—a perfect stocking stuffer!

What is your favorite Christmas tradition? When and how did it begin?

I could mention our tradition of wrapping a decades-old fruitcake as a surprise gift that makes the rounds through the family. Or the tradition of making at least one gift to one member a complete sabotage—like freezing silver dollars in an oil drum of ice, or attaching the gift to the aerator in the middle of the frozen pond, or burying a gift card in a bucket of slime.

But I’ll go with a tradition that made its way into An Endless Christmas. The Christmas after my father died—1993—we established what we called the… read more »

Stocking Stuffers & Gifts for Book Worms!

December 4th, 2015

It’s no secret: we are all unashamed book nerds here at Litfuse. We have a few items on our Christmas wish list we thought you might like for yourself or for the reader in your life. Check out our Guide Guide for Readers Pinterest board for more gift ideas.

Puffin in Bloom Collection | $12—$38.40

Beautify your bookshelves with these gorgeously redesigned classics. Buy the set or get your favorite from Little Women, Heidi, A Little Princess, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Newspaper Print Insulated Tumbler |$19.99

Our Chick-of-All-Trades has this tumbler and keeps it nearby during the workday to keep her hydrated. Let’s face it, fun cups and mugs make a difference.

Literary-Inspired Candles | $16

Travel to 221B Baker Street, Pemberly, or Thornfield Garden with the light of a candle. BRILLIANT!

Banned Books Socks |… read more »

Give Your Kids a Meaningful Gift This Christmas | J.A. Myhre

December 3rd, 2015

This time of year, parents and grandparents are looking for gifts that offer a little bit more meaning and lasting value than the latest video game or noisy toy. Author and medical missionary J.A. Myhre authored a set of whimsical stories for her children one Christmas with just such a desire.

Myhre has served alongside her husband as a doctor in East Africa for more than two decades. While living in a very remote area on the Uganda-Congo border, Myhre realized that although her children loved to read, they couldn’t identify with the children portrayed in their books.

“I have always been a writer at heart — letters, journals, blogs,” Myhre explains. “I wanted to come up with a Christmas gift for my four kids. They were all avid readers, but I noticed none of their books had any relationship to their world.”

So she began to write short novels for… read more »

“A Lovely Holiday Read” (and a chance to win an ebook!)

January 14th, 2013

Hi, Bloggers!

The blog tour for MaryAnn Diorio’s A Christmas Homecoming ended at the end of last month. Be sure to stop by the tour post and read what the reviewers thought (because are we really ready to let the magic of Christmas go just yet?).

Congratulations to the winner of the Kindle, Rebekah Ranes from Appleton, Wisconsin! (Winner was announced on MaryAnn’s blog last month.)

Be sure to keep up with MaryAnn on her website for news on her upcoming projects!

And if you wanted to purchase A Christmas Homecoming (getting that last bit of Christmas in), you can do so here (at $1.99 you can’t lose!).

What is your favorite Christmas memory? Leave a comment here telling us, and we’ll choose a winner on Monday to receive a copy of A Christmas Homecoming!


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