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The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas by Madeleine L'Engle
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Dec 22, 2008

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Read in December, 2008

One of the books in my Christmas box, so I read it every year. Like a number of L'Engle's books, it is charming but flawed--mainly in that Vicky's voice is that of an adult, or at least the teenaged Vicky, not a seven-year-old. Nevertheless, it's always nice to read about the Austins (even though they're even more idyllic than usual in this short book). Every year I find myself thinking about having one special thing for each day leading up to Christmas, and this year it occurred to me that Mrs. Austin is a stay-at-home mother--so I'll leave the daily Christmas activities, along with the daily skirt-wearing, to her.

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Wendy I wonder what you would say to Matthew if he said he didn't like women to wear pants.

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