I was on the phone with a schoolmate, discussing next semester’s schedule, when she asked me, “What was your favorite holiday read, this year?”
“Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson,” I answered right away.
My schoolmate reminded me that Speak was not about holidays, but a book that tells the tale of a girl who experiences the worst of atrocities and then can’t talk about it. I pointed out that at some point in the story the protagonist receives a gift, from her parents, that leaves her speechless, too. Not because of the present itself, she was just so happy her parents—whom she believed never paid any attention to her—knew exactly what to get her.
That was what I liked most about Speak, and I must say that it is one of my favorite bits about the holidays. It is just wonderful to see that those I love care about me enough to know what would make me happy. I’ll tell you about the actual gifts, I got this year, in a couple of days. For now, I invite you to read Speak, my Wicked Luvs.
I also invite you to congratulate Jonquil. Yep, she won my Skully Winter Solstice Blessings Witchy Tarot giveaway. Congrats, Jonquil! Send me your mailing info, and I’ll forward your gift.
Happy Holidays, my Wicked Darlings.
I pray your love ones fill your life with smiles ;-)