thedescendantatchristmasHere’s a special Christmas message from the Raven to not only the regular followers of my blog, but also to readers, bloggers, authors and publishers everywhere who have made this a bumper year of reading fun. I love the recommendations I receive, not only through the blog, but also through my virtual friends and fellow bloggers on the web- keep them coming. I have loved reading the multitude of blogs throughout the year, and thanks to you all for your excellent and honest reviews which have been entertaining and informative, although not much good for my bank balance!!!

I would also like to extend my best wishes to the hardworking publicists who keep me readily supplied with old favourites and new names alike, and to the authors who consistently enrich my reading experience through their imaginative creativity and varying degrees of sanity! As a dedicated bookseller, I would also like to say a special thank you to all of you who strive to keep the bookshops in our neighbourhoods by your continued support, and to all those dedicated booksellers who share their bookish passion every day, despite the pressures we all have to cope with- I salute you!

 I hope that wherever you are, and however you celebrate, that you have a wonderful time- MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!