December 2009

Anne Byrn

Holiday cheer from Anne Byrn
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Does your family have one very special holiday tradition?
I guess our most favorite is the annual making of chocolate toffee for gifts. This was a recipe my mother prepared only once a year, and I am carrying on that tradition for her.

What are you most looking forward to during the holiday season?
I always say, slowing down, but we never do! So I'll say the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas–the decorated tree, the house perfumed with pine and the voices of family and friends dear to me.

What's your favorite holiday book or song?
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I never tire of the story.

Why do books make the best gifts?
They're timeless, can be shared with others and can be read aloud or to yourself.

What books are you planning to give to friends and family?
Calder Game by Blue Balliett, The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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