Tuesday, December 22, 2020

TwasThe Night Before Christmas A Parody For Book Lovers

Posted by Susan B James on 10:22:00 PM with 2 comments

 

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

Each creature was reading. Yes, even the mouse.

In a nest made of cotton that used to line pills,

he read Mouseman Saves Christmas and shivered with thrills.


 Miss Padpaws turned pages of  Elf off A Shelf 

And purred as she read it aloud to herself.

Bad Dog, on the hearth, was devouring a book.

He'd chewed up five chapters and turned them to gook.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

reading books, with the covers pulled over their heads.




Mamá in her headset heard Time and Forever.

I chortled o'er Hogfather. That Pratchett's so clever.


Not one of us heard jingle bells on the roof.

No prancing and pawing of each tiny hoof.

Santa slid down the chimney and only Bad Dog, 

looked up and woofed softly at the man on the log.

 

"Good Bad Dog," said Santa, and opened his pack.

He pulled out a bushel of books from his sack.

Picture books, YA, some Midgrades for Simon,

Thrillers, romances and even Neil Gaiman.


Geronimo Stilton, he gave to the mouse.


A copy of Archie, he left for the louse



He patted Miss Padpaws and handed her Cats.

For Bad Dog, a cake book that tasted like Brats

 He filled every stocking with poems and prose.

Then ate all the cookies; brushed crumbs from his clothes.

 

On Prancer! On Dancer!"  Their bells jingled bright.

"Happy reading to all and to all a good night".

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Snow 2020 MULTI-AUTHOR Audiobook Giveaway

Posted by Susan B James on 4:31:00 PM with 15 comments



Affirming there is still joy in the season. Mandy M. Roth, a "NY Times & USA Today bestselling author" hosts an annual audiobook giveaway event that I'm participating in this year. I've giving ten more audiobooks  Findaway-Voices/Authors-Direct giveaway codes for IRISH MAGIC available to the FIRST 10 FOLKS who email me (you don't need a specific e-reader to enjoy the download and the Authors Direct instructions are easy to follow). I am giving away 10 more Audible codes each for TIME AND FOREVER and  MAYBE THIS TIME

Happy holidays everybody and check out the hashtag #snowaudio2020 on Facebook and Twittermfor even more wonderful audiobooks in all genres.

For my audiobook codes contact me through my website telling me which book(s) you want.

https://susanbjames.com/contact/

If you decide to request a book by leaving a comment on this blog instead of using the above linkplease leave your name and email address in the comment, So far I have had two comments on this post with no email addresses. The others received codes. I have a few more to give. Stay safe my friends. Counting your blessing helps with the joy. Today I am thankful for my comfortable bed, hot running water, my car,  my son hanging my Christmas lights, making cookies with my grandson, and so much more.