I was out doing some shopping with my mom back in September, and she pointed over to a display and said, “Look what’s out already.”
I looked over to where she was pointing and was greeted with … a display of Christmas trees.
Christmas trees in September? Seriously? Can’t we even wait for Halloween to be over with first? Or at least for the calendar to roll around to Oct. 1? Apparently not.
But Christmas trees aren’t the only holiday items that I’ve noticed in stores. The holiday books have already hit shelves too, especially in the romance aisle. Every year, in September and October, it seems like the covers on all the books in the bookstores and online suddenly change overnight. One day, the covers are full of beach and other summer scenes, and the next, they all feature snow, ribbons, and bows.
The covers are one of the things that I like most about holiday books. Snow, trees, ornaments, twinkling lights. They all make for some beautiful covers, and there is just something about those images that draws me in time and time again. Like the cover for Christmas at Twilight by Lori Wilde (out today). Isn’t that just a lovely cover? Doesn’t it make you want to curl up on the couch with a good book and some hot chocolate while the snow falls outside?
I’m a total sucker for a good cover, and despite my towering TBR pile, I always find myself buying a holiday book or two every year, even if it’s still October. And I get totally addicted to TV channels like ABC Family and Hallmark Channel this time of year, given all the holiday romantic comedies that they show.
The holiday books (and more) are already here, so I will enjoy them while they last.
What about you guys? Do you read holiday books? If so, when? Just during the holidays or at any time of year?